Sony has announced that it still plans to release a free version of DriveClub for PlayStation Plus members.
After confirming DriveClub’s October 10 release date, Sony says the free edition of the driving game is still a work in progress.
When DriveClub was originally announced, the developer stated that there would be a free but slightly modified version of the game for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Despite the game’s repeated launch delays, it looks like Sony hasn’t given up on those original plans, a Sony representative told CVG.
Back in July, Sony detailed the differences between the free DriveClub and the full digital/physical edition of the game.
“Yes, the PS Plus version will be exactly the same as the full version, except that it may be missing some assets like cars or tracks that will be found in the full version. However, the online multiplayer, asynchronous challenges, and single-player campaign will all be present in the PS Plus version,” Sony said in a Q&A session.
Sony’s goal in launching a free PlayStation Plus version is to ensure the game launches with a strong user base, which could be a pretty smart move for the PS4 maker.
“The PS Plus version gives us the largest open community from day one. This game is all about socializing.”
Of course, if you want those missing tracks or cars, Sony offers an upgrade option between versions.
“You could download the full version and then decide you want to convert that to the full digital version, then you can pay an amount of money and everything else will be delivered to you.”
DriveClub will be available exclusively for the PS4 in the UK on October 10th, a year after its initial delay just weeks before its originally expected release.
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