Driveclub server problems lead to refund calls

It has been a week since DriveClub launched on PS4, but unfortunately there are still major issues with the game in relation to Driveclub server problems that are making some gamers unhappy.

While we have spoke about Evolution’s willingness to frequently communicate with buyers via Twitter, we are now starting to see frustration boil over with some asking for complete refunds.

At the moment, as well as the ‘one in one out’ policy that is now in affect to stabilize the Driveclub server load, the key Driveclub Clubs feature is offline and gamers cannot play one of the most important aspects of the game.


Below is a Tweet from the game director Paul Rustchynsky, who has now admitted that the issues were unexpected after saying that none of the problems occurred during beta testing.

Unfortunately, the advertised social features for the game which isn’t very social at the moment have led to the last resort for some gamers. On Twitter, we can now see that ‘Driveclub refund’ is a trending search and there are plenty of gamers who are now seeking their options on how they can get their money back.

The DriveClub PS Plus Edition is still missing, but that’s understandable given that Evolution needs to first ensure that those who paid for the game at launch can play without issue.

It’s going to take time, but hopefully we see the problems fixed by the weekend – otherwise, the situation is only going to get worse with impatient gamers compounding pressure even further.

What is your status on Driveclub at the moment? Are you happy to wait for Evolution to fix the problems, or are you also looking for a refund, if possible?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I’ll wait, it’s been a bit of a drag but I love the game…


Well, my irritation has diminished since Saturday. I was thinking of going for a refund as well. But since Saturday, I’ve been able to get into online races. Not all the time, but some. It’s a 50/50 chance at this point. Which is better than nothing. But I still regret purchasing on launch week. Like the poster below says, alot of games that are online centric have issues. I accept that and to remedy my frustration, I will simply not buy them the first 1 or 2 weeks after they are released. At least we don’t have to worry about… Read more »


I cannot remember the last game that didn’t have server problems at launch. I’m happy to wait for them to fix it. Its an amazing game. Loving the single player until the servers start working.

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