Many are hoping to take Driveclub for a spin without committing to the full version, but it seems like that may not be an option.
Wow, Sony touted the free version of this SO much and now is hiding it?
That's some bull 5hit!!! I did the same thing this morning!! Was soooo looking forward to the game too!! Sucks SONY, you just lost your self $60 bucks and with all its DLC.
wooh chill down.... If you like the game so much then just buy the disk. If you don't like the game anymore then you can stil sell it to a friend. There is no DRM so just chill.
LOL. Don't you just love Driveclub threads.
i just knew this was going to happen it always does.......................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ........................... sony better not delay it until next month
The servers were having issues just after the digital download was unlocked. It would not make sense to release the whole community on the servers when even the people who bought it can't play. Without an online connection there's only half of the game so let them sort out the problems first, then you can complain.
from reddit: Called customer support. Was on hold for quite a while (given the current situation). Rep confirmed that the PS+ edition will hit the store in about 1.5 hours. Rep also said that he has gotten many calls regarding this very predicament. Time will tell, but I'm just the messenger. http://www.reddit.com/r/Pla...
GribbleGrunger "LOL. Don't you just love Driveclub threads." So if this was a thread on Forza Horison 2 you would be saying what exactly? Bloodborn, "The servers were having issues just after the digital download was unlocked. It would not make sense to release the whole community on the servers when even the people who bought it can't play. Without an online connection there's only half of the game so let them sort out the problems first, then you can complain." So what your saying is much like the PS3 last generation anytime a big title came out the servers can't handle the load and crap out?. I hope Sony starts investing the Plus revenue into its online services really quickly.
I've been waiting as well, and if true then this is the first big knock to Sony and the PS4 this gen. I understand you wanting to sell copies first since it's a multi-million dollar investment, but if it's delayed you should have let consumers know from the start that it would be delayed. I can't get mad over something I'm going to get for free, but it's still shady regardless and in bad taste. While I'm at it, it would be nice to get update 2.0 sooner than later. And the PS Store could use an update as well.
dont waste your time bro... the game is meh at best. If your a graphics whore, which i admit i am sometimes it might hold you over a bit but i can see people getting bored with this one real fast.
how did sony lose 60 dollars when you were obviously to cheap to buy it? and it only costs 50
And this is the perfect example of an entitled child.
@Patrick_pk44 Well Sony did promise us PS+ subscribers the game, therefore we are "entitled" to it. So yeah, go ahead and insult away, but that doesn't change fact.
Delayed? Where? I already downloaded mine and played it for couple of hours and already upgraded to the full version with discount and bonus cars. What the hell are you guys talking about?
What do you mean they lost $60 bucks? No one is stopping you from buying it, if you really had the intention to do so all you have to do is walk in the store and buy it. But maybe you're just looking for an excuse to gripe at Sony cause you figure it will turn people away from PS4, got news for you, hasn't worked thus far and wont anytime soon.
There is no screw up, no delay. Apparently whoever wrote this stupid flame bait article should just give up their dream of being a journalist just like the rest of the stupid people and trolls on down this comment section. It was stated a couple weeks ago by sony that drive club launchs on the 7th BUT the free ps+ edition would come out the 8th. Stop being stupid people and don't believe everything you read on the internet that doesn't come from the official source because 99% of it is bs. It was on the offical ps blog not long ago and if you go there and search you'll be sure to find it that they said the plus version launchs on the 8th and if you think about it it makes sense, don't you think the people who actually bought the game should be able to get it first?
Sony on top of their game 😂
Perhaps they want to make as much money as possible on sales before they release this just in case.
O yea, now I remember that part of the pitch. "We will be releasing a PS+ version of driveclub at launch." "Unless sales aren't good or we just change our mind, then we will delay it so we can get as many sales as possible." Forgot that second part. OT: Honestly I think the PS+ version of this game was too much of a promise and frankly, unecessary. Ps+ already offers plenty of value otherwise. That said, once you make a promise you shouldn't go back on it.
I can assure you that this is NOT the reason why it's not available. The PS+ version was visible for a few minutes but it was pulled, probably because of the reason I explained in my comment above.
@Bloodborn: Why are you on EVERY Driveclub article doing damage control? If the game is so great, shouldn't you be busy playing it? XD
^First of all it was not damage control, my assumption was spot on as you can read here: https://www.facebook.com/dr... Also I'm level 17/50 in the game and I would love to play but since the servers are down I'm rather waiting until that's fixed since the whole game revolves around online play and I want to play with my friends. Nice try trolling though.
from their fecebook.com page = "In order to help all DRIVECLUB players who have the game already, we're holding back the PS Plus Edition and the My DRIVECLUB app to ease the load and traffic to the servers. This should give players a better chance of connecting to the game servers and, once the servers are operating well, we’ll be sure to let you know when the PS Plus Edition and My DRIVECLUB app will be available to download. To our PS Plus fans, we're sorry you're having to wait longer to play, but we want to ensure that when you come on board, you get the best experience possible. Rest assured," .. which is BS
@GribbleGrunger Yeah reading comments in DriveClub threads are like reading a good comedy/drama novel.
Yeah and it's not just N4G. Even on NeoGaf the same drama ensues.
The PS+ version of Driveclub is tomorrow.
its tomorrow already, and its not there...
This is one thing i am really pissed at. ITs rare for me to spend the money on a release on day one. I should have bought the disc instead, Sony on this one you really failed.
Weird considering it's the first thing they showed on the store page. At least on Asian PS store of course. Already have the game up and running but got stuck with 2 cars the game seems to have a problem download the rest of the cars and tracks probably high network traffic or just my slow connection or both.
*Xbot Circus Alert!!!* More than 50 percent, easily, of the people commenting in here are people that do not even own a Playstation 4, let alone have any access to DriveClub. Let rationality prevail!!!
Where do you get your numbers?
Prove me wrong, shloobmm3. Microsoft and the Xbox One depend on you.
"....let alone have any access to DriveClub. " Really... cause thats what this whole article is about
Why should he prove you wrong? you are the one who just pulled some numbers out of your ass lol.
Why you say this, because most of the comments are negative for FlopClub? Acutally I think more PS4 fanboys are on here who are pissed off because the PS+ version of DriveClub wasn't available on launch day and Sony is making excuses. After all the pretty videos Sony/Evolution should of this game, gamers automatically thought it would be a stellar game, but it's not. Not even close to that. http://www.metacritic.com/g... I would like you to prove that 50% of the people commenting here don't have PS4's. I own one. Go on and prove it. LMAO!! Good luck with that.
Some people need to relax, it won't be delayed, it just isn't out RIGHT this second. SMH.
Explain ur definition of delayed please...
@highly It's not the point I was trying to make, if it's delayed, it's not the end of the world, it will eventually release. If I sat and stared at the Playstation store waiting I'd be annoyed too, I've even Pre ordered Driveclub and was hoping to try out the game before I picked it up. I suppose I'll have to wait, but it's not a huge deal to me, maybe I'm the silly one who knows. Chill people.
They said it was because the PSN servers were having issues. It's true the PSN server were down and both DriveClub & NBA 2K14 games were have connection and server problems. I think part of it was because DriveClub didn't get stellar reviews and knowing Sony, they knew people would be eager to play this and problem just through the $50 or $60 down either before or on launch day just to try the game. Now gamers like this guy is flipping out at what they paid for. The PS+ version is available now if you can get to the PS Store to download it. I won't be buying this crap, but I do want to try it for myself. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Another BS lie from Sony. They intentionally delaying the PS+ version of Driveclub to see if more people buy the full version of the game. PS+ for PS4 isn't worth the price. Complete waste of money.
Yeah where the hell is it I was thinking it would be up at 5 p.m. Eastern time at the latest
LOL its 6pm Eastern Time right now. -_-
I know that's the problem lmao
us gamwers been shafted again
This is just lame!
Unacceptable. When you say something is going to be available on a specific day you better have it available. They at least need a statement saying WHY it isn't available.
You mean like this?? http://n4g.com/news/1600155... Yea let's release a game thats having problems so more people can b*tch&moan.
That's not in regards to the PS Plus edition, that's a report on the Online issues.
But hammering the servers with people trying to DL the plus edition is just going to make things worse. That's the point. Besides, it's already been said last week or so that it was coming tomorrow, not today.
What the hell Sony?! You know millions of people are waiting to play this game. I'm so angry, time to sell and buy my Xbone!! /s I just hope it's up soon. Probably just something stupid (hopefully)
And yet again all the big sites are not covering this.... This is precisely why I love N4G. If the big sites aren't interested in covering this kind of news(which is pretty big if you ask me) then I welcome all these little guys that don't get paid to write these pieces. At least these guys are writing and posting stories because they have a passion for games and writing. Good job by the way. I'm sick of Sony waiting all damn day to update the store only to find the game you've been waiting all day for isn't there.... This just happened a month ago with MineCraft. If I'm paying for this service it better work as advertised that's all I'm sayin. Getting real tired of Plus content not updating properly or at a decent freakin hour.
Wait a man thought N4G was just a Sony fanboy safe haven? Why would they cover something that paints Sony in a bad light? /s
Big sites aren't running it because it's not true maybe? /Is flamebait...it went up got taken down probably due to high traffic load an issue most games suffer from at release and Sony had said wasn't sue till 8th anyway. And technically that's still 'at launch' as EU gets it today and Uk etc friday... Really nothing to moan about.
"probably" is not an answer now is it. Especially when it's coming from you and not from Sony directly. It could end up being nothing, but there were a lot of people who were on the fence about buying this game and the PS+ version was supposed to be their measuring stick to see if the full version was worth it. Now suddenly we are expected to just wait an indefinite amount of time before we can get it and that's just cool with everyone? If Sony from the start had said that the PS+ version would be available at a later date, then nobody would have gotten upset. But Sony made every indication that this game would be available day one alongside the full version. At the end of the day I have Destiny and Alien to tide me over, but I was looking forward to downloading the PS+ version. Guess I will just have to wait...
Well that sucks. I'm not going to bash Sony, nor the game. But I was really looking forward to playing this today, so I am a little disappointed.
Disagree with me all you want, kids.
Driveclub servers are down as well, i think its a technical issue.
Not good. Not good at all. Leaving aside all console war nonsense I think we all have to admit this is pretty messed up. Especially the fact that (as far as I know) nobody has even issued a real explanation for this (and I'm not just saying that out of frustration, I'm in the UK and don't even know when the hell we're supposed to get it)
UK release is Friday.
I am so glad everyone jumped the gun and didn't bother to research the issue. The preorder discounted version of DC was accidentally being offered as the regular purchase version of DC. This also caused issues with the Plus version since it relates to how you will be upgraded. Therefore all versions were pulled from the store in order to resolve the issue. This includes the free Plus version and the DL purchase version.
Except that DC is still up on my PlayStation store but the PS+ version isn't.
Maybe because they're rectifying the mistake as we speak?
"accidently" Lol, im sure there was no accident here, just business.
how is that just business? Thats insane
Didn't realize business involved illegal maneuvers like this. It's not like these versions were up for days before they took them down...more like a couple hours before they realized the mistake. Basically someone dropped the ball, and tagged some stuff the wrong way, and no one bothered to verify that everything was right ahead of time. That's worth criticizing on it's own with no need to call into question illegal methods of business.
Um no. You're completely mistaken, I'm so glad you fully researched the issue and thank you for your contribution.
Sony busting shady shit again !!!! I knew I should of got an xbox one ! It's bad that Sony is winning the next gen war cause now they can do whatever the they want and still sell Ps4's like candy. They said we be able to get everything in the retail version except for all the cars and track. Scandalous Sony wanted to promote driveclub on launch day for $60 to get more sales because NOOOO!!! if they would have put, "free for playstation plus" they wanted have gotten their sales! This better not be swept under the rug by all the big news sites. gaming journalism is becoming like the real Journalism. Major networks dont cover big stories to expose corrupt.
It's important that Sony makes sales for the game. Without sales Sony won't be able to make more games. It's disappointing that Drive Club went from free to PS+ members to a "free" version that offers 20% of the game with no DLC options, but that's not the point. Priority has to be game sales followed by the "free" demo. You waited a year already, a couple hours or days is hardly shady.