Driveclub has been the source of a lot of minor drama for Sony. It was supposed to be a launch title, then it was delayed and then sent 'back to the drawing board.' Then the team behind it was hit with layoffs. The game has a successful re-introduction last week with a release date, a great trailer and some beautiful screenshots, only to have the wind sucked out when news of the workings of the PlayStation Plus edition got out.
Sony has proven, time and time again this generation, that it's listening to fans and willing to make changes to keep the consumers happy. That includes Driveclub.
In an update to the original posting about Driveclub, Sony has changed course on its initial plan to tie the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub to a PlayStation Plus subscription. If you purchase the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub, you don't have to worry:
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 is great news for racing fans, who will have an interesting new property to check out this fall. 11 tracks and 10 cars at no charge with no time limit is a great way to pull us in. Now that we know we won't have any weird licensing issues if we decide to upgrade, Driveclub is going to be hard to pass up.
While we wait for Driveclub to release, we can check out these cute videos that explain some of the concepts of the social racer.