If you like playing Driveclub online, you have one year to continue to enjoy it while you can. On March 31, 2020, Sony will be pulling the plug on the Driveclub servers the company has announced on their decommissioned servers page.
Of course you’ll still be able to play the game in offline single player.
If you don’t have the game (be it Driveclub, Driveclub VR, or Driveclub Bikes), DLC packs, or te season pass and would like to have them you have until August 31st to get them. After that date, PlayStation will cease to sell all things Driveclub on the PSN store.
Here’s exactly what the decommissioned servers mean for Driveclub players:
Online servers for DRIVECLUB, DRIVECLUB VR and DRIVECLUB Bikes will shut down on 31st March 2020, 23:59 BST. All online features (including online multiplayer modes) will cease on that date. You will still be able to play and enjoy these games in single player offline modes. However, the games have significant amounts of online gameplay, so from 31st March 2020, functionality will be affected in the following ways:
You will not be able to:
- Use your season pass online.
- Represent your Club online in multiplayer events or tours.
- Play online multiplayer and compete in challenges.
- Create your own events.
- Compete in leader boards, or share stats and player progress.
You will be able to:
- Use your season pass on all single player and offline modes.
- Continue to play all game (DC, DC VR and DC Bikes) and DLC single player functionality in offline mode.
- Earn trophies in single player / offline mode.
Patriot’s Ponderings: I can’t imagine there’s a thriving Driveclub community online at this point, so this isn’t all that surprising given Sony’s history of pulling servers on games that aren’t getting much use. Still, sucks for those folks who do continue to play the game online and are part that community. You have a year left to enjoy it.