Driveclub VR’s 30 Urban Tracks Arrive in Standard Game For Free

RL_23 shows off Ashii, a brand new circuit in this content update.

When we sat down with it, we found the VR version of Driveclub mostly the same as the original in terms of the gameplay and the majority of content. One of the more exciting aspects of the game was the 15 new urban tracks that racers were able to try out on the PSVR just two weeks ago at launch.

Those wanting to drive these new tracks themselves will now have the opportunity to do so, as the vanilla version of Driveclub received a brand new title update this morning adding these tracks to the game free of charge.

Clocking in at 6GB, the title update brings new tracks to existing locations in the game, with reverse variants bringing the total list of new content to 30 circuit layouts. New tracks take place in locations such as India and Norway, to name but a few countries which will host a new assortment of racing-based treats.

This free content being distributed to those who own the PlayStation exclusive will all but mark the end of the Driveclub lifecycle. Treatment of the semi-sim racer has been that of neglect since Evolution Studios were relieved of their duties by the bigwigs at Sony.

Nonetheless, this strikes us as a good-will gesture for those who truly enjoyed what Driveclub had to offer without pledging for their cash at the same time. The level of free content is refreshing in a gaming generation where anything and everything can be monetized. It’s good to see Sony and Evolution Studios deliver more tracks to keep people playing the PS4 exclusive years after release.

Experience tranquility with this beautiful snap from Chikane.

To call the post-closure treatment of the Driveclub brand unusual would be an understatement. The VR edition was originally outed by the ESRB last April before being promptly removed from the rating board’s website. Later in the summer, a similar situation happened on Sony’s own PlayStation Japan blog.

With regards to today’s update, there was no time-frame given for when this content would be ready, nor an official announcement of its release outside of a singular tweet from the PlayStation account. If this is truly the end of the road for Driveclub, it makes for a slightly ignominious end to what remains Sony’s best-selling current-gen exclusive racer.

Stop by our Driveclub forum section to discuss the latest update, and stay tuned for our thoughts on the new tracks!

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Comments (10)

  1. SZRT Ice

    Loving these new tracks, especially ASHII, Bryggen, and Iquique. I have a few quams with DC, but overall, I think it’s the most beautiful and competitive racer on PS4 with the best Season Pass of any game I’ve played in the history of ever, it has a metric ton of replay value, and has a satisfying journey towards the Platinum Trophy. DriveClub Bikes being equally as impressive. Mixing the two in Private lobbies and select ‘Bikes Vs Cars’ multiplayer events would have been nice.

  2. dualshock

    Thanks for WRC, Thanks for Motorstorm, Thanks for Drive Club, Thanks for these new free tracks, and a sad farewell to you too Evolution Studios.

  3. bloodsugar6

    Stayed up way too late playing the new tracks last night,Evo have given all us DC fans a fantastic parting gift.Now can someone at Sony explain to me why Knack is getting a Pro patch,while Driveclub isn’t??

    1. DCistimeless

      Everyone feels that Driveclub not getting a Pro is a lil’ ********, not sure why Sony’s persisting doing the opposite to a common sense decision ! :D it’s a freaking win-win-win-win for everyone.!

  4. Andyc709292

    I’m sure like lot of us Driveclub was the first PS4 racer, showcasing beautiful tracks etc.

    Lucky for me I didn’t get Driveclub until the patch that introduced hardcore mode – and have never played it any other way, along with a G29 it’s a fantastic experience. Some of the other racing games would do well to take note of gearbox implementation for example – none of the setting H pattern box on/off in options… if you’re in neutral you can use the paddles and if you’re in a gear then it holds it in that gear, simple really and like most of that game so very well executed.

    Can’t wait to see what their next instalment is, joining with Codemasters shall surely bring about some sim racing greatness!

  5. Scuderia Paul

    The new urban tracks are absolutely brilliant fun!

    The is a farewell message in the patch notes which is quite sad to read as it means this is the end for the Evolution Studios DRIVECLUB. As for the future… who knows.

  6. 2clickswest

    Tracks are really short but nevertheless good.
    Though I still wish to this day that they would add some sort of a test track, with long straights, curves, hills. Just a generic test track.

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