Submitted by SamMansoor 751d ago | news

All features but limited content in Drive Club for PS+

One of the first games to join PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection for PS4 is DriveClub. However, Plus subscribers won't get the full game. Instead, they're getting a restricted version of the game--essentially the "Prologue" version. (PSP)

The_Infected  +   751d ago
"Even if you will not get all the fancy cars of DroveClub with ths PS+ version but still you will enjoy it to the full potential."

I can't wait to play Droveclub! Lol
iGAM3R-VIII  +   751d ago

Getting it with my PS4 on Day one, already added up the calculations for another PS4 controller, the PS Eye, Watch Dogs, PS+ and some other launch day titles
abzdine  +   751d ago
I start with the PS+ edition and I upgrade if I get addicted like I did with motorstorm.

Greatness awaits
justastranger10  +   751d ago
So Sony plans to nickel and dime PS+ users.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   751d ago
LOL, Demo.
Spontogical  +   751d ago
A complete career mode and complete online experience is a 'demo' ok...

The only difference is the NUMBER of cars and tracks - which Will be available to PURCHASE on the PSN store at launch anyways..

You'd have to be an idiot not to get the PS+ version, you can upgrade later and the price will be cheaper. Use your heads.
dale_denton  +   751d ago
so if you're defining that as nickle and dimming what is Microsoft doing to LIVE users?
FamilyGuy  +   750d ago
This is a great deal and above anything I was expecting. It'll be exactly the same just with fewer cars and fewer tracks, hopefully there's a way to upgrade from the PS+ edition without paying full retail.

I was planning to get DriveClub anyway, Sony has always had a launch/near launch game racer. MotorStorm was all I really played for my first 6-8 months, this will be great for PS4.
LOGICWINS  +   751d ago
Well, I know which version Im getting.
Abash  +   751d ago
I'm not even going to bother with the freebie version PlayStation Plus gives, I'll just buy the actual game
Bgibbs  +   751d ago
Why not? Sony stated they would have an option to upgrade to the full version at a discounted price. No sense in paying full price when you can easily get it for less
BiggCMan  +   751d ago
Well it still gives you a feel for how the game plays. Like if it's more arcade-y, or more simulation like etc.. If the modes are fun, and other stuff. So I believe it's still a nice thing to add, just a little odd since they've never given a stripped version of a game in the current PS+ instant collection. Perhaps cuz it is brand new.
Abash  +   751d ago

Because I want the full game, and Im not the kind of person that likes the idea of getting the rest of the game in purchases that are bits and pieces that make up just having the game on disc. Having the actual disc copy (and the ability to own the game thanks to no DRM) is well worth paying full price for the retail version
Bgibbs  +   751d ago
That's fine, but I'm saying that Sony is going to let you upgrade the PS+ version to a full retail digital copy. You aren't going to have to but the cars and tracks separately as DLC. Just a one time price to upgrade it to a retail version.
dp277407  +   751d ago
I'll get it off of plus and try it out and if I like it which I probaly will since I like driving games of all kinds then i'll buy it.
Conzul  +   751d ago
Same here.
Philoctetes  +   751d ago
That's reasonable. I don't think anybody could fairly expect Sony to fork over the full retail version of a brand new game (essentially) for free.
Confickercrash  +   751d ago
So you can do offline races too? Day 1 purchase for me, regardless of which version it is :)
CrossingEden  +   751d ago
lol, a week ago everyone was trying to hate on microsoft for the false report that you don't get the full game of killer instinct, and now that its revealed that you don't get the full version of drive club, everyone's saying "oh that's reasonable" -_- jesus christ dude, this site's community, so many childish hypocrites
supraking951  +   751d ago
you bitter your only getting one fighter for something 360 fans want but MS only giving to crappy Xbone players? Driveclub is giving up everything except full list of cars and a few other things. Killer Instincts is a franchise made by Rare but butchered by MS. Thank you MS. Driveclub is new IP too.
Good luck on your Xbone
4logpc  +   751d ago
Isnt the main reason to play a racing game to drive the different cars?? Limiting a car list for a racing game is kinda the worst thing you can do.
HammadTheBeast  +   751d ago

I could argue that the main purpose of a fighting game is to fight with different characters.
CrossingEden  +   751d ago
actually everyone who played killer instinct said that it was very good, so how was it butchered? oh wait it wasn't -_-
zeroskie  +   751d ago
The difference is they're not marketing drive club as a free to play game. I'm guessing that when MS realized they didn't have any real F2Ps they branded KI as such and they deserve to take flak for it.
Baka-akaB  +   751d ago
Lame argument . For starters , Drive Club being limited in its free + version was known before the f2p announcement for Killer instinct .

And you'd only get a way to argument and twist some knife around that , if only one car was playable .
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Hicken  +   751d ago
You should stop making things up. Besides, it's pretty hard to compare a free to play fighting game where you start off with ONE character to a free racing game with a full version and the option to upgrade the free version at a discounted price.

I mean, is KI even getting a retail release? On the other hand, the fully paid version of Drive Club is the standard version.

Oh, well. I guess you can have your delusions.
4logpc  +   751d ago
Not free. Free to Plus members only.
Baka-akaB  +   751d ago
it's a mostly online racing game , on a console that requires plus to play online . Seems like an easily free version to me
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Hicken  +   751d ago
That's the same as KI, isn't it? I mean, you're gonna need XBL in order to get/play, right? So, assuming you have the requisite service, there is no further cost to play the game. In essence: free.
dragunrising  +   751d ago
Killer Instinct is getting a full retail version AND a free to play version.

Personally, I don't have a problem with the version available to PSplus members, with the option to buy the full game.

Why did KI even come up? Each game has a different "free" and "pay" model.
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solar  +   751d ago
Crossing ive been on the site since '07, it's always been like that and it will always be like that. you cant talk reason into any of the console extremists here.
Funky Town_TX  +   751d ago
Same as xbox charging for online play. This is a Sony fan site.
--Onilink--  +   751d ago
Well i wont complain about a free game, even if its not the full version.

Though when you think about it, one of the best things of ps+ is the huge catalog of free games, but if gaikai wont be around yet, and no way for psn or retail ps3 games to work on ps4, how much free content will they be able to offer on the 1st year or so? Until the library really starts to expand, especially with indie games which are the easiest choice of free games for sony to offer
BLAKHOODe  +   751d ago
They announced at E3 that a "free" PS4 game would be added to the Instant Game Collection every month. I dunno if it'll be a stripped down version, like DriveClub, but that's still pretty awesome.
garos82  +   751d ago
I think that is the vision of the gaikai stuff they want to implement.at least that's what I got from hearing Dave Perry at the reveal in Feb.

I guess time still tell and I for one can't wait to hear more info about the gaikai stuff
BLAKHOODe  +   751d ago
I'm not really into racing games, so I would have passed on DriveClub otherwise, but since it's "free" for Plus subscribers and I'll be wanting to experience the PS4 experience as much as possible, I'll definitely be downloading it.
Aces17  +   751d ago
This is exactly what I was thinking. If it is a great game that I enjoy then I will consider upgrading to the full game.
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AutoCad  +   751d ago
well there is the catch..
Yehshuah  +   751d ago
defending ps plus but against xbl. swrong with the world mama?
ProudGamer  +   751d ago
Fanboys actin like they ain't got no mama
Ozmoses  +   751d ago
I've never been a racing game or car game guy.. Games like GTA and others like it with vehicles more than satisfy my need for vehicles..

never have been a huge car guy. I just use it to get from point a to point b. I don't even remember the last time I washed my car.. hahaha

either way. i'll check it out to see the power the PS4 can provide since I already have plus.. who knows maybe it will draw me into liking the genre more.
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Mr-SellJack  +   751d ago
outlast is also a ps plus game in it's first month when the game debuts but sadly that is next year
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nick309  +   751d ago
Let us upgrade for around 30-40 and i say ps plus will rock for any game on ps4.
ironfist92  +   751d ago
Im confused, can someone explain it to me?
Funky Town_TX  +   751d ago
Free version is great for me because I dont play racing games enough to drop $60.
shuuwai  +   751d ago
I hope the game works with the logitech wheel g27 day 1. Lol
I'll be a sad panda if it doesn't. :-(
clarkdef  +   751d ago
This is a worrying trend. Uncharted 3 on plus is not the whole game, you cannot play co op, you have to purchase it. And there is a trophy that says 'play a coop game'. Games on plus could be going this way. Check my comment history, this method is called 'progressive overload'.

progressive overload, is giving you something and slowly decreasing the value over time to where the people don't realize. Now we will be paying for online and eventually we will be getting half games on plus.

I am very happy with plus atm, let's hope I'm wrong.

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