With high hopes and aspirations, Evolution Studios presents what they believe to be the evolution of console racing. In the PS4 exclusive, DRIVECLUB is created specifically with next-gen social connectivity in mind wherein, much like it’s name, the idea is to form a club and become elite drivers famous via sheer skill. Aside from the absolutely stunning graphics, real-time dynamic weather, and probably the most authentic audio in a racing game ever, here are our favorite features that might convert you into joining DRIVECLUB:
Creating and Joining a Club: With FPSes, it’s a clan – with racing games, it’s a club. By forming an online social network of 5 friends, every individual achievement adds value to your club; by uniting and coordinating races and goals, drive your team to the top of the global leaderboards! The feeling of showing up to a race with fully customized Club cars… As well, by finishing objectives and challenges, winning races, driving in every location or beating Faceoffs – all this will contribute to you and your Club earning a mechanic called Accolades. For every Accolades achieved, you and your Club will gain multipliers that effect Fame stats, allowing the unlocking of new content, cars, and race types.
The Faceoff Mechanic: This is the biggest sell of DRIVECLUB. Unlike other racing games where the only winner is the one who crosses the finish line, Faceoffs act to bring more to each race. Constant and variable challenges appear within each race such as who has the tightest drift, who can handle a chicane flawlessly, and all of your driving data is recorded and kept for posterity. If it happens that a driver has the best time on any event, they can either share it, challenge others, and live the rest of their days in notoriety. Rival Clubs who accept the challenge will then spread the awareness of your achievement; you may have the entire world gunning for knock you and your Club off the top.