One of PSVR’s premiere racing games will no longer be available to buy digitally soon.
The Sony-published Driveclub VR will be pulled from the PlayStation Store on August 31st. The game is a VR adaptation of Evolution Studios’ Driveclub, which is also being pulled from the store on that day along with Driveclub Bikes. As you may have guessed, Sony is decommissioning the game’s online servers. They’ll be going offline in March 2020, at which point you won’t be able to play the game online anymore. Limited single-player features will remain, however.
Driveclub VR was released alongside PSVR in October 2016. The game largely ported the cars and tracks seen in the original version to VR with online multiplayer. We were quite fond of it come release, despite some stripped back visuals. It may still be worth playing without the online features just for the experience alone.
The game did get a physical release so it won’t be completely eradicated from existence. However, without online play, PSVR is now lacking a full racing simulator to call its own. Gran Turismo Sport’s PSVR support is bare bones to say the least and other games that have PC VR support like Project CARS don’t support PSVR. For our money, Dirt Rally and Wipeout: The Omega Collection are probably the best, most complete driving games on the platform.
This isn’t the first Sony-published PSVR game to be decommissioned. Earlier this year we also found out that Starblood Arena will be going offline in July.