Gonna have to look into the new assist free handling. I like Driveclub a lot and the cars have terrific weight, but they do behave a bit oddly at times, maybe this will help that. Had no idea they had patched this in.
I feel bad for Driveclub since it really is a terrific racer, but the rocky launch just killed them.
EDIT: Just ran a couple races with the new handling, and what a difference! It’s very akin to a game like NFS:Shift now in that it really bridges into driving sim. Sure the model is less sophisticated than something like Gran Turismo, but the cars really handle very predictably as a car should.
The highest praise I can give to it is that I almost immediately switched to an in-car camera, since the game made more “sense” from that perspective now. Previously I had been playing from a rear bumper, a camera reserved for waggly arcade racing. If my old Logitech wheel actually worked with the PS4 I suspect I would be digging it out of the closet as we speak.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is “race-sim” curious at this point.