Sony has absolutely no problem decommissioning servers for their older titles and/or games with low players counts.

Evolution Studio’s DRIVECLUB series main feature has always been the online focus, encouraging players to use the social spaces to challenge one another for higher rankings and more.

Well, I’m afraid we have some bad news. In March 31st, 2020, ALL online functions pertaining to the DRIVECLUB series including Bikes and the VR edition will be shut down.

Here’s what will be impacted on March 31st, 2020.

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

Also, all as of August 31st, 2019 you will no longer be able to buy any of the games, DLC, or season passes. Yikes.

How do you feel about this? It’s a shame the series never development into the tag team partner for Gran Turismo.

How do you feel about this decision? Was the series ever given the proper chance to shine?