In the wake of the news that the $50 upgraded DriveClub version will be hidden behind PS+, upset fans have started an online campaign to get Sony's attention in the hopes that they change this controversial policy.
So is this actually true? Because I'm reading different things.
I hope it's an error. If you buy any else at a discount with PS+ it's yours to keep even if your sub expires. So i don't see why this would be any different.
Yeah if you buy it it should be yours forever just as a retail copy. I'll be buying retail anyway so it doesn't really effect me but Sony have made a bad decision here.
gimmegimmegames is a meh click bait website. just desperate for hits.
Whats their to be outraged about. You get the partial game for free and if you want the full game its 50 bucks. Oh thats right everybody is entitled now! They deserve everything for cheap cheap.
You're completely missing what they're outraged about. If you buy the $50 upgrade, it's only yours if you're subscribed to PS Plus-- if your subscription lapses, you lose the entire game you paid for. Go ahead, check the PlayStation Blog's latest Drive Club post to confirm this-- it's there in writing from the devs themselves. I'm usually the first one to ostracize the type of people who moan about wanting everything for free and have enlarged senses of entitlement thanks to PS+. This is NOT one of those situations, however, and it completely disregards what the standard process is for the subscription service. Normally, if you buy something with Plus, it's yours to keep-- not here. You lose your actual purchase if you don't renew your sub. Sure seems like Sony is testing the waters to see what they're able to get away with, and I am glad that people are raising hell over it.
Ah I see. Thanks. Yeah I watched the video earlier but didnt catch that. That is some bull. Almost Microsoft level there. Anyways im buying the retail version regardless.
whatever discounted stuff you buy with ps plus is yours forever!!! only the PS plus free games need a subscription to be played.
@ monolith You must of made that comment to make MS look worst than sony in this situation, only to make yourself seem ignorant and uniformed. On XBL you keep the games you get from live even when you sub lapped. So why would you say this is something ms would do when its clearly about sony. You really need to fo your research instead of just making random comments
Why don't us PS4 gamers just...*gasps!*...buy the disc-based version, and STFU? Not an option? :-/
Lol "Almost Microsoft level" yeah... No. Sony is in debt and its looking at ways to quickly get some money.
How is this ms level ? He must be 6. Games with gold u keep when ur sub runs out even if they old games, ps plus it's a rental service until u stop paying your bills, dclub 50 dollar version you lose if ur sub runs out... How's that ms level? Let's see fanboys say but who let ps plus run out? Right? Who let's gold run out? Netflix is behind paywall on xbox but who gets live for Netflix? After all it's all about the games right? O if my gold runs out, I can watch my netflix on, my phones, my iPad, my smart tv, my iPod touch,. If plus runs out where u gonna play your 50 dollar drive club. This is not acceptable and people are trying to justify it on here, this is worse than ms, Sony seeing how much they can getaway with milking us, I'm sure they will see the outrage and fix it but don't bring ms into this.
Killer instinct model. Good
Is not the same
Killer instinct is not like this.. You buy characters for $5 each or $20 for 8. Doesn't matter if you have gold or not.
If I decide to buy the game, it shouldn't come with a ps+ wall. That's all. Fix it.
Cant be true , there is no such thing as an "Outraged Sony fan".....J/K of course.....
Lol @ these outraged people. Gimme a break is a few big mouths. Its nit that serious considering all the free stuff we get every month.
What gets me is that there is a retail version for 10 extra dollars and will save you hard drive space.
also lets put in the factor for power up rewards members/in-store credit and discounts from local stores.....bottom line don't buy the digital so they learn from this business model example.
My guess is the entire game is tied to online and therefore irrevocably tied to PS+. I haven't heard of any offline modes so it's entirely possible the game wasn't designed to have any. This could be the first game on PS4 to 100% require Plus to operate and that's why the PS+ Edition upgrade requires an active Plus account. Just a theory. I've yet to see anyone complain about paying $60 for a full game and then losing the online component when their PS+/XBL Gold membership lapses. Someone explain how this is this different?
Thank you sir.
Well heck, doesn't this also apply to Xbox One's TitanFall game, too? Not trying to start any trouble with anyone, but this seems to be the beginning of a whole new era, it seems.
It really applies to any game with an online component especially if it was bought on discount through a game subscription such as PS+. An example: let's say I buy CoD: Ghosts because it was discounted on Plus. I might have only bought the game to play online with my friends. I may still "own" the game technically but I'd be locked out from the reason I bought it if my PS+ subscription ever expired. It's the same situation here. In other words, if DriveClub (or any other fully online game like Destiny or The Division) is entirely online, even if you paid full price for the retail version: you've essentially bought a coaster if you have a lapsed PS+ membership.
So what would be the difference in buying the disc than the 50 bucks version? Is there? No matter how u try to pretty it up or compare it to titanfall or ms, it's still messed up in wording
I'm happy that Sony fans are doing something about it instead of just accepting it. I hope its a silly mistake though.
This is kinda messed up. For just $10 more you can buy retail and not have to worry about it so there's no way in hell I'd pay $50 for something that requires a subscription to keep using it. $10 upgrade? Yeah. $20? Maybe but that'd be pushing it. Its the same reason I didn't buy ff14 because I'm not going to pay $10 a month to play one game. I have ps+ and don't plan on cutting my subscription but I still know a rip off when I see one. I planned on trying out the + version of drive club to see if I like it before buying it and if I do buy it it'll be disc from gamestop.
If this is the case I'll try the free version on PS+ and if I like it buy the retail version. It does seem like an odd strategy for Sony to do it this way.
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