DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition Details

Posted by Jamie Brayshaw on May 07, 2014 // Community Development Manager, Evolution Studios

Last week we announced the release date for PS4’s first socially connected racing game – DRIVECLUB.

The response we’ve seen to the trailer is seriously overwhelming, and it’s time for some more news.

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xHeavYx1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

11 tracks, 10 cars and access to all game modes sounds pretty good for a free game, but I wish there was more than just a $10 discount to get the full version

Crazyglues1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

What is this, "$10 discount to get the full version " that you speak of, is this for per-ordering it on the PSN store???

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xHeavYx1202d ago

If you are a PS+ user, you can play the game for free with the PS+ edition, or you can spend an extra $50 to upgrade (contrary of the $60 retail price)

Crazyglues1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

@ xHeavYx

Oh that's sweet, I didn't know about that.. that's a sweet deal. I was probably going to get the game eventually, but if I can just upgrade my Plus to full game for 50 I'll take it..

Got a 50 buck psn card that was burning a whole in my pocket.. LoL -So this will be perfect.

Thanks for the info.

Prime1571202d ago

If you had read the post in it's entirety you would have known about the $50 upgrade.

The price of the upgrade seems about right to me as buying the $50 one gives basically 40 more tracks, cars, everything.

blitz06231202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Hmm it says you can buy the full game at $49.99, as long as your subscription is active. Does this mean even when you purchase it at $49.99 but your subscription runs out you don't get to play the full game anymore?

EDIT: I would assume as long as you're with PS+ you can pay $10 less to upgrade to the full game, then it's yours forever. Paying $50 then losing access to it if you're not with PS+ anymore sounds stupid.

RiPPn1202d ago

@blitz0623: Anything you pay for while subscribed to PS+ is yours forever. So yeah if you buy the game at $49.99 it's yours to keep.

truefan11202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Not to be rude, but sony/evolution studios blatantly lied.

"When you upgrade to ps+ you get the full digital edition content."

blitz06231202d ago


I hope you're right. Because it would make ZERO sense if they did it this way.

I would rather get the free PS+ edition then pay the full $59.99 if I want the full game or not and keep it forever than save $10 and keep my subscription. Not that I plan on leaving PS+, it just doesn't make sense doing it Sony's way

gigoran1201d ago

You can read right? What you have said and what was said in the screen shot are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS! Not sure if you are just trolling on PS4, but you couldn't be more wrong. Read a little more carefully before making such claims in the future.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1201d ago

I feel like this is mis-worded. The guy barely speaks English correctly so I think he may have made a mistake. Who knows though. If you can't keep it after the upgrade that is bullshit though.

r2oB1201d ago

@ true fan

How you've gotten agrees for your comment is beyond me, especially when you blatantly mis type a quote. The quote suggests that when you upgrade FROM the PS+ edition you get the full digital content. Your quote of upgrading to PS+ to get the full digital copy was never implied by anyone. So not to be rude, but nobody has lied in that regard, it seems you may lack some simple reading comprehension skills is all.

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xPhearR3dx1202d ago

Its a great addition to PS+, but the upgrade program for this title is a complete joke. $50, AND you have to keep PS+ or you lose access? Granted I don't plan on not having PS+ any time in the near future, but saving $10 and still have to pay $50 a year to play it is really stupid. You're better off just buying the disc based version if you want to get the game.

popyto1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

You would only lose free titles when discarding ps+. Anything bought with a ps plus discount is different, so if you just had ps plus edition you would loose access to that if you cancel, but if you buy the upgrade you would keep it.

psforward1202d ago

What popyto said, just like anything else with a PS+ discount anything you buy you keep.

insomnium21202d ago

I seriously doubt you need to keep PS+ active if you purchase the game for the discounted price. Hasn't this been a part of PS+ benefits to get to keep them forever when buying with a discounted price? Do correct me someone if I'm wrong.

xPhearR3dx1202d ago

You guys need to read and watch the video.

"If you’re an active PlayStation Plus subscriber and have been playing the PlayStation Plus Edition, but decide you want the full DRIVECLUB experience, you can purchase a one-time upgrade for $49.99. This will give you access to all five locations, 55 tracks, 50 cars and all 50 tour events, as long as your PlayStation Plus subscription remains active"

You must have an active subscription. Which is why I said the upgrade deal on this is completely stupid and you're better off just buying the disc version.

SnakeCQC1202d ago

I can confirm if you buy items with the ps plus discount you keep the item regardless of the ps plus subscription status. Sony has stated this many times.

xPhearR3dx1202d ago


Oh really now? YOU? Who are you? You can't confirm anything when Sony themselves is stating otherwise. The devs said it, the blog said it, and even in the video it says you need an active PS+ subscription to access the upgraded version.

G20WLY1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

^Yes, you need it to access the upgrade, not to keep it. If you pay $50 for the full content, there's no way you'd lose the game if subscription lapsed, regardless what you read.

This is not a drama, it's a misunderstanding.

xPhearR3dx1201d ago


Except you do, regardless of what you think. It came straight from Sony in three different pieces of information regarding the upgrade program. The developer even commented confirming the information you're saying ins't true "regardless of what I read". You need to stop being in denial and accept that this is pure BS from Sony.

G20WLY1200d ago

I bet you feel a prick about now, huh. -_-

xPhearR3dx1200d ago


Actually I don't. Because that link proves what I was saying was true. They retracted their statement and changed the upgrade plan. I bet you feel pretty stupid right now huh?

G20WLY1199d ago

lol, why would I feel stupid?

I don't care how you cut it, you were whining about something that came to nothing.

I said, "If you pay $50 for the full content, there's no way you'll lose the game if subscription lapsed, regardless what you read", and that's EXACTLY what has happened.

Actually, I feel pretty pleased with myself for being smart enough to know this would never stick. It was a stunt and you were completely suckered. I'd be embarrassed too, if I was you; it's okay to wrong sometimes, as long as you learn from it.

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showtimefolks1202d ago

I think this is good to try it our with all modes than save $10 to upgrade. Much better than a regular Demo

Josh1011202d ago

@Kane @sic_chops
Yes, most of the game is installed. But its delivery form is infinitely better than having to download it and consume my bandwith.


Yeah, it may be good for trying it out, but who would do that upgrade? You lose access to your game that you paid $10 shy of the full retail version (unless I'm unclear on everything that I've been seeing). It seems better to just eat the $10 and buy the full game, after you try the game, and if you like it.

Josh1011202d ago

Hard drive space is too important. I was always going to buy this game physically anyway. Soo the discount means nothing to me. I hope Project Cars has a retail release or I probably won't ever play it.

Kane221202d ago

you do know you still have to install the full game regardless if you have the disk right?

sic_chops1202d ago

^^^^ what he said. Games do not play off the disc. The disc is just another medium for obtaining your copy as opposed to digital.

ZombieKiller1202d ago

I have to wonder if an active PS+ account is required to access the game entirely or just the online portion. I bet that was just worded least I hope it was. That's just stupid if not. Not that I plan on getting rid of my PS+ account but you should keep what you purchase.

u got owned1201d ago

I hope you don't need a ps+ active account to keep the game. If you do then How would this be any different than the DRM MS wanted to implement which everyone including Sony criticized so much. The guys at Sony should clarify this ASAP

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Abash1202d ago

Getting the full game. Driveclub looks so amazing and fun to race in that I want all locations, tracks, and cars. I always have a blast with Evolutions' racers