The Golf Club 2 struggling with servers in early days of release

Posted June 29th, 2017 at 9:15 am

It’s no longer a surprise when a new game releases and online connectivity is inconsistent or completely unfunctional. Unfortunately that’s been the case with The Golf Club 2 which came out on Tuesday. The original didn’t have any problems of the sort but with a sequel that’s likely performing better with consumers the downside to that is an independent developer up against a challenge they may not have been prepared to face.

One of the great things about The Golf Club is that progress is saved after every shot. That means if the servers cut out and you’re dropped from the game you’ll likely be starting at the very same point you were at once they recover (or at most a shot behind if one was in progress). However when the servers are down the majority of the game goes with it.

Some of the courses are playable offline but Career Mode and Online Societies require an online connection. As far as Career Mode being always-online that’s something I failed to recognize for the review that went live Tuesday and I’m not aware if HB Studios made that known prior to release. While I’ve received a server down message a few times numerous attempts to enter those areas of the game have been thwarted without any sort of error notification.

To their credit HB Studios have been posting regularly on the official Twitter account acknowledging the issues and informing work is being done to stabilize the situation. That means little though to people who just want to play and are unable to do so, and with the game releasing in Europe tomorrow the troubles look likely to continue at least through the end of the week.