DriveClub screenshot
DriveClub screenshot

Evolution Studios doesn't see Gran Turismo 6 as a rival to DriveClub, the studio has told, despite the two racers being due to go on sale around the same time as one another.

Speaking to us during E3, DriveClub's senior designer Ben Gouldstone said: "We don't see Gran Turismo as a rival title.

"We focus on the development of DriveClub and what it embodies. It comes back to issuing challenges, it comes back to the community side of things and clubs. It comes back to driving the greatest cars and the greatest roads. They're our colours, that's what we focus on, and that's the message we look to deliver, and I think that resonates with the gaming community."

GouldStone claims that Evolution is aiming for "pick up and playability" with DriveClub, rather than provide a specialist racing experience similar to Gran Turismo.

"The way that we're pitching DriveClub is to essentially have that instant pick up and playability, but [with] depth," he continued. "So if you've got someone who is fairly new to racing games, they can put the pad in their hand and set somewhat competitive lap times. But then if you're all about full-on, shaving tenths of a second, you can do that too."

DriveClub is due to launch alongside PS4 this Christmas, with a stripped-down PS Plus Edition available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. went hands on with the game last week and came away with mixed feelings.

Gran Turismo 6, meanwhile, launches on PS3 later this year.

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I'll stick with The Crew over both of those myself ;)
Posted 12:57 on 18 June 2013
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Karlius@ dav2612

Lol that is true and that is exactly my point. It seems a little counter productive either you want people to move on or stay stagnant which is it.
Posted 11:40 on 18 June 2013
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dav2612@ Karlius

It's a miracle that Polyphony Digital managed to get a 2nd game finished in this time so it's best we don't get too greedy.

I doubt Naughty Dog don't have anything PS4 related on the go.

Edit: what concerns me more is that the trailer for GT 6 is more appealing to me than what I've seen of Drive Club.
Posted 11:19 on 18 June 2013
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Karlius@ dav2612

Surely they could of released for both though forward thinking? We are now at year 8 all they need to do is offer support and a couple of lower budget games while other developers have committed to both PS4 and PS3 Sony only released these AAA games on PS3 and it seems nonsensical. If you saw the games side by side it would encourage to buy the new hardware surely?
Posted 11:14 on 18 June 2013
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dav2612@ Karlius

If they don't support the PS3 with big games then that "10 year life span" comment which was said often enough has less foundation.
Posted 10:26 on 18 June 2013
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I really don't understand the PlayStation logic. Two massive games just/about to be released and they aren't day one for PS4. GT6 and Last of Us should of been either PS4 exclusives or at least on both consoles. I suppose the only reason I can think is that they were too far in development on the old infrastructure to successfully cross over and upscale. Still baffles me.
Posted 10:21 on 18 June 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 10/10/2014
Developer: Evolution
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 126 7
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