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The recently announced PlayStation 4 will reportedly pump more gorgeous pixels into our eyeballs at a rate only super humans can comprehend.  So it will be a perfect medium for the fast reactions of video game racing fans as they head to the DriveClub.


Developer Evolution Studios was there when Sony released the PlayStation 3 back in 2006 and are again at the starting line for the release of the PlayStation 4, again with some virtual racing in mind, but this time around with more conventional vehicles.

Sony is playing the social card with DriveClub, “DriveClub is all about you and your friends.  It’s about teamwork; it’s about everyone fighting for one another and earning rewards together – and most importantly it’s about sharing in the sheer thrill of every race.” Says the blurb.

However, it is also about driving some the most exquisitely rendered video game versions of real world supercars ever devised.  According to Sony each car in DriveClub is a pure pleasure to drive, recreated with an insane level of detail and accuracy both inside and out. Personally customize the cars in your garage to show off your unique look or represent your Club’s colours out on the track. Take care not to get your paint-work scraped and carbon fibre chassis torn in high-speed collisions.

Staying connected  is part of this club, Drive Club will have you racing over real-world inspired locations around the globe, through twisty mountain passes and around fast-paced open freeways.  All the time being part of your Club taking on challenges different for each driver.

Clubs can be created with up to 12 friends garnering in-game currency by driving in varying events.  Every section of every track offers a new opportunity to face-off with your Clubmates and rivals, so there’s always something to play for. Overdrive, and earn fame for your Club by beating recent times, high speed records or pulling off incredible drifts. Then create custom challenges to take on your friends and rival Clubs for fun, or up the ante by wagering on the outcome.

Once the PS4 gets to warm and cannot take the racing, or if the real-world beckons, take DriveClub on the (real) road with the iOS and Android DriveClub app.  Keep pace with your team mates performance, watch the races live as they happen, set and send challenges, plus check out all of the latest and greatest from the DriveClub world

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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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