Two years after it was first announced, PS Plus members are finally getting to play the Driveclub PS Plus Edition for free.
At E3 2013, Sony wowed the crowds by announcing that Driveclub, the first next generation racing game on PlayStation 4, would have a special free version exclusive to PS Plus members. It was supposed to be out at launch, but delays to the game’s release meant that didn’t happen.
When the game was finally released in October last year, the PS Plus version still wasn’t anywhere to be seen. Driveclub had a very bumpy start in life, with various server issues stopping people enjoying the full functionality of the game. This meant the PS Plus version was put on hold indefinitely, with no clear word on whether we’d ever see it at all.
Finally, eight months after the game’s general release, Driveclub PS Plus Edition is being released tomorrow.
As it was always to be, the PS Plus Edition is a cut-down version of the game. All game modes will be playable, but with limited numbers of tracks and cars.
Unfortunately, even now, you won’t be able to jump straight into the online content of Driveclub with your PS Plus Edition. Sony have today announced on their blog that online connectivity will be rolled out to PS Plus subscribers on a gradual basis “to make absolutely certain that all players have the smoothest and most stable experience possible”.
It’s a shame that after such a long wait, the problems still haven’t been fully fixed, but at least Sony are taking the correct precautions to keep the servers intact so existing players of Driveclub won’t be affected.
Still, make sure you download this title tomorrow if you’re a PS Plus subscriber. Despite its teething problems, Driveclub is a must for any racing game fan, and is perhaps one of the best looking titles we’ve seen on the current generation so far.