PS EU: UPDATE> If you have #DRIVECLUB PS+ Ed & upgrade, we'll ensure you keep full game access even if your PS Plus runs out
I better what kind of nonsense were they thinking if they thought people would be like " ok im fine with that"
Great news for digital-only gamers. Shouldn't have been an issue in the first place (i honestly don't know how Sony thought people wouldn't go up in arms about this), but hey, at least it's been addressed quickly. New footage releasing in a couple of hours, can't wait!
new footage? where can i see this!!!!!!
@bub Soon, within the next hour, i think. No doubt it will be posted here straight away anyway, so just keep N4G open. Hopefully we can get the direct feed footage from Gamersyde, YouTube footage just won't cut it with this game!
You see no other gaming company can ever compete with Sony because of stuff like this. They are just masters at listening to what people want and are going to generate tons and tons of good will before controversys even have a time to grow.
It was simply badly formulated first time...
Honestly I think this was a form of experimentation on Sony's part. Testing the waters, shall we say. Not the safest route for sure...
I guess that what happens when your every word is put under the microscope of the internet. Proportions are blown up and assumptions are made, stuff like that happens... I guess. Gateway MT6706 2008
The demand to keep the game you paid $50 for is a reasonable demand and I'm glad to see the fanbase is willing to fight back. Its very simple, companies try to get as much as they can from us. And we try to get as much as we can from them. But if you paid for the content, it should be yours.
Eonjay, yep. They don't pay any of our bills. . Respect them but never put your guard all the way down or give em lube. Keep them on their toes.
@Eonjay All it took was an edit to throw people into a tailspin. I think... sometimes they get a kick out of seeing the reactions. Heck, it's part of reason we see outlandish headlines all the time on n4g. Priceless reactions... and all that other stuff. Gateway MT6706 2008
Sony is a fabulous technology and entertainment company and they have been my favorite in gaming for years. That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything they do, least of all when it comes to the ownership of my digital content. I'm proud of my fellow fans for being able to speak out against what they feel is an unfair decision on Sony's part.
And we are back. It's great at times like this we can get companies to reverse stupid decisions.
That's the power of social media. Great news!
Social media and very passionate fans. :)
#4ThePlayers!! Twitter campaign worked! I think now that Francis will love Driveclub! Well, don't forget. Today new gameplay video will be shown. EDIT ( from Twitter ) : Luke Karmali [email protected] If you're interested in Driveclub, keep your eyes on @IGN in about three hours time. Big stuff happening.
Funny how now one complained about Outlast or Bioshock Infinite, or any other PS+ free game for that matter that has paid DLC. Glad people can now find something else to whine about.
Not really DLC tho is it, it's an upgrade to a full game that was potentially being tied to you having a PS Plus sub. However, why anyone would not have a ps plus sub if they have ps4 is beyond me anyway, but still...
You can call it an upgrade. You can call it DLC. Bioshock Infinate has over $30 worth of Upggrade/DLC. If you have the PS+ version and you buy all the DLC you won't be able to play it until you either re-activate your sub or buy the retail version of the game. But I agree. Why have a PS4 without PS+.
@amnalehu PS+ is a game renting system. The cheapest I know unless you borrow the game from a friend. If you give back your rented game you can't play DLC as well. Here we are talking about an upgrade to a full game. Imagine a renting service that allows you to pay a fee to get the full version and keep it.
You know damned well why everyone went up in arms. Sure as hell werent the playstation fans like the rock. The rock may have the millions "And Millions" but the great one is and always will be. One of the players
Nobody complained because that's completelt different. Smarten up.
This isn't the same thing at all. If you buy DLC for a game you got free on PS+, you still keep the DLC when your sub ends, you just have to buy the game to use it.
Exactly. You can call it flowers growing in the snow. Its money spent on something you can't use unless you maintain your subscription. In that regard, its no different from any other game where you can pay for additional content. Like Lazyeye79 says, you still keep your DLC (or what ever you choose to call it) when your sub ends, you just have to BUY the game to use it. It's all a moot point now with regard to DC but the same issue remains with Outlast, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, and any other PS+ game that does or will offer PAID content.
@ Amnalehu Contrary to what you believe, they're completely different situations. For starters, if you were to buy say BioShock Infinite's DLC and let your Plus lapse, then you can simply buy the game and the content would work again. However, the content in DriveClub isn't DLC, but the game itself, so buying the physical version would just be more money to remain on square one, since PS+ edition and the upgrade are equivalent to the physical version. The other main issue wasn't the policy per se, but the cost. I think many people would be okay with a PlayStation Plus locked version if the DLC was in the $10 - $15 range (giving you a $40 dollars savings), versus $50, as I can easily preorder the physical version (without any restrictions) for $50 today or simply wait a few weeks to get the game for less or just pay the $10 for the freedom to do whatever I want. Savings is important, but trading $10 dollars for an extremely restrictive item is not a deal.
Its not the same thing. If you bought DLC for a "free" PS+ game you only get what's coming to you.
That's not a huge deal though. PS+ gives you a lot of benefits, so I cannot see why someone wouldn't want to resubscribe each year and keep those games. Plus, can't you buy a more permanent license when it's on sale anyway?
It's clear you don't know the difference between an upgrade and DLC.
Dat 180 :), good to see Sony own up to there anti consumer mistake!
That's smart, every company should do this more often instant 180's not delayed one!
Very glad Sony and MS realized their mistakes prior to release rather than a delay after launch
Everyone thinks they fixed a problem when it was just a simple communication issue. Lol jabroni's
Read the blog post. It wasn't miscommunication.
Lol i know i wanted to see how many people actually read the article. Still better than not allowing used games on bad hardware so they could get away with half assing. Yes as you can tell i adore the xbox