Ain't nothing like hanging out with your buds, racing your sexy cars and challenging each other to do crazy things like drift, speed and race -- right, bruh? That seems to be the message of Sony's PlayStation 4 exclusive racing game Driveclub at Gamescom, whose latest trailer is all about "Challenges." Well, it's all about Challenges and sexy looking cars driving down sexy looking streets. Boom, put that on the box.
Challenges are more than just bros mixed with peer pressure, though that may be the feeling Driveclub's developers are trying to recreate. Players in Driveclub are able to create structured Challenges and then send them to other players. Depending on the scope of the challenge -- how many players are invited and participate, what sort of challenge it is and its difficulty -- the winners will be awarded an allotment of fame. This fame can be spent on an assortment of rewards like cars and energy drinks. Okay, maybe just cars. Fame is also shared with one's club, too. It is in the game's title, after all.
From what I can tell Driveclub really seems fashioned to capitalize on the social racing features that have been growing in popularity in other franchises. Need for Speed and Forza both have robust systems to encourage friends to play together in various ways, even when one friend is offline. Whether this comes at the expense of a the racing and single-player experience is worth watching. It's important to note where Driveclub's allegiances lie though.
Driveclub is a PlayStation 4 exclusive racing title that will be available starting October 7 in North America, October 8 in Europe and October 10 in the UK. PlayStation Plus members will receive a special demo version of Driveclub with their subsription, as well as a lower price for upgrading to the full game.