Driveclub VR Launches October 13 2016 at Discount Price

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Sony’s Virtual Reality showcase for the driving genre has been given a release date with just under a month until the launch of PlayStation VR. Evolution Studios’ final title ‘DriveClub VR’ will reach PlayStation 4 owners worldwide on October 13 2016, following an announcement from the Playstation Twitter account.

The game will retail for $39.99/€39.99, with a hard copy available for purchase in shops alongside the digital version you can pick up from the PlayStation Store. If you decide to buy the game digitally and own the Season Pass from the original DriveClub release, you will get an (unspecified) discount as confirmed by Paul ‘Rushy’ Rustchynsky. It’s a good-will gesture for those who own the vanilla version of the game, which will be receiving the new tracks being added to the VR version.

Driveclub’s lovely Lambos are a highlight of the car roster. Photographed by Chikane.

Content won’t be light in the immersive DriveClub spin-off, which will feature 80 cars from the original game and 114 track variants — including 30 that have never been playable before. These 30 are most likely different versions of the 5 new urban tracks that were confirmed in the initial game announcement. A full car and track list is yet to be confirmed — although with launch so soon, we most likely won’t know until release.

With the disappointing news of GT Sport not launching in 2016, Driveclub VR is the only exclusive racing title PlayStation fans have to look forward to for the remainder of the year. Being a VR-only title, this obviously doesn’t mean much to those not seduced by the new tech, but for those who’ve pre-ordered the PSVR, DriveClub VR looks to be a good purchase to realize the potential of the headset.

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Comments (13)

  1. Donnced

    I only want the new tracks into the original driveclub, so i can enjoy them with better detailed graphics, dynamic clouds and climate and 12 cars on track instead of 8.

    And it’s free! XD

    1. Donnced

      No HarlemG27….

      VR technology is still in diapers.And the sony PSVR is the worst of the tree most famous VR glasses (Vive,oculus and PSVR).

      To much money for it.i prefer to wait what happens with the technology, which games and in which state they get their compatibility and if certain games will need the extra performance of the PS4 Pro.

      So for the moment I’ll keep playing “normal”
      And maybe in a future when the VR technology is more advanced and cheaper I’ll will buy it.

  2. ExoticMachines

    Am I reading the article correctly. For those who have already own this game, we will get 5 new urban tracks with 30 different versions? And we will have have some new cars added to this game?

    And we now know on October 13, we will get an update software patch to get the 5 new tracks for free and maybe some new cars?

    1. Kyle Patrick

      I don’t think there’s any new cars coming to the original game. Just the new tracks, though that may not be right on October 13.

  3. KingK76

    Funny thing is I wasn’t really expecting a great VR experience with this title. But I may have to reconsider based on the early feedback from various sites that have had hands on with it. I already own a very powerful Gaming PC and an Oculus Rift. I also already own a PS4 as well. I will most likely pick up the PS4 Pro with the VR headset just for this game. I still have my doubts about how great the vanilla PS4 will be with VR…. I love pCars in VR and from what I am hearing Drive Club VR is actually better (not in sim physics but on VR implementation…). I will be the final judge of that however… lol.

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