I assume your starting position is in an empty blank map. You can change this by right-clicking on the map you want to start the player in and choosing the Set as Starting Position. If this isn't the case, we'll need more details~
Usually this happens if a script breaks the game setup before the title screen is displayed. And it should make no difference on the driver, because the default engine uses the same display functions as the desktop.
I suggest activating the console window before starting playtest (that's an option in the game menu) and check if something is reported there.
:/ it really get on my nerves reading stuff about how to write a resume and they say things like "turn your failures into wins!!!" ... no interview Ive ever had cared to hear anything about my failures, and why would they ?