Just when we thought the controversy surrounding the free PS+ version of Driveclub was over, Evolution Studios dropped a bombshell: for $49.99, you could upgrade your PS+ version to the full version of the game, but you would still only have access to it for as long as you were a PS+ subscriber. It would take an additional $10 to make the game yours permanently.
This did not go over well.
Fans launched an online social media campaign to convince Sony to reverse the policy, and Game Director Paul Rustchynsky promised to investigate. Well, whether it was the uproar of fans or Rustchynsky’s queries, Sony changed its mind today:
“UPDATE: Our priority for DRIVECLUB is to enable you to play and enjoy everything it has to offer and PlayStation recognises that the prior plan for DRIVECLUB entitlement for the upgrade to the PS Plus edition was not appropriate. As a result, we have adjusted the PlayStation Plus terms for DRIVECLUB.
“Now, If you intend on downloading DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition, and upgrading to the full game experience, you will have access to the full game even if your PlayStation Plus subscription runs out.”
This news should please fans. Additionally, we’ve got a new trailer to show you, which explains how Driveclub’s clubs work. Enjoy!
So, what do you think about Driveclub so far? And just to make sure there’s no confusion, if you get the free PS+ version and upgrade it to the full version, the full version will be yours to keep even if you stop being a member of PS+.