Blogger Wololo goes over the chaotic schedule of DriveClub since it was announced in 2013, and what Sony can do to make it up to PS+ members.
The diced down version is very likely not going to happen, otherwise we would have already seen it by now. Maybe the full version of the game will pop up on the IGC in a year or so...
I can't imagine they are in any rush to get the free version out which will cut into their sales. What was promised was more than just a demo so I would imagine it would take a way from converting to a purchase for most. Definitely not Sony/Evolution studios finest hour and it's unfortunate that the game got dinged for it. I hear it's pretty solid.
You can pick the game up for $20 used if you want it, thats why i did. Dont regret it either.That being said i wish they did release the free version so more people would try it, then more people would buy the game.
Who cares? They might as well do it as it was already promised. Thats not really my fault or any PS gamers fault regarding what they said and what they are not doing. At this pace, I might as well just get it used as that price is better then the price that will be asked of me for the full version add on. If they are not going to do it anymore, they better make a really, really good PS Plus freebie, like 4 games or some AAA's etc lol. I'm actually just ready to just buy it used. http://www.amazon.com/gp/of...
I'm not super big on buying games used, because I like to support good devs. But since they don't want to give what they promised, this will likely eventually be a used purchase for me.
Actually, there is some talk it might go F2P in general. We should find out soon if it's true or not.
....you sir just saved me from an Amazon purchase. http://www.amazon.com/gp/of...
Driveclub will be F2P "as a service". Most likely, the PS+ Demo will be turned into the free version that you start with, then add content via microtransactions and DLC packs. Since essentially half the studio is gone, the amount of content that would be added could probably be done by the remaining staff. It's not as if, there are going to be 100 cars released tomorrow or anything. So over time, the amount of content will build up. The one issue I see happening, is if they try to do the whole "season 1, 2, 3" thing. A "game as a service" needs more content updates than just yearly. Killer Instinct can do the seasons, but a racing game is a little different. I'm thinking Sony will discuss it at E3 and then release the "F2P Driveclub" after the season pass finishes.
This article exists because Evolution announced today that the PS+ version is still coming. http://news.softpedia.com/n...
It's probably more beneficial to buy it on the cheap and download all the free DLC that they've pumped out.. I see that stuff in the new PS4 add-ons all the time. They always be giving out cars and stuff. So it balances out after awhile if want to get your racing fix.
Deal with it bro. Sony lied to us all. Drive club will never be free. If u lucky u might get a demo. Lol
Let me correct that statement of yours, "Deal with it bro. Sony lied to us all. *DriveClub's Demo* will never arrive" Because last I checked they promessed a version in which only 1/5th of the cars and tracks would be available for free, and in my world its a demo, dont know about you though claiming the demo promessed is the full game. Gosh, i would love to live in your world, where demos are full games and champaigne is pouring from the heavens and the heavens are pink. What a wonderful world you live in.
I guess that's why they just announced its still coming?! http://news.softpedia.com/n...
It was a scam to get casuals to buy the system, thinking they would be able to try a slimmed down version for *free*. Pretty disappointing, after that awful launch they had, I'm surprise people kept buying it after the first week. As you say, I also think it's going to be given as a full game for IGC maybe in 6 months or so.
Just say it; Sony lied, period. Sites make excuses all the time for Sony. I'm waiting on any reputable "big" site to call them out for lying, all the time: A site should ask Sony: Where is your 1st 1080p 60fps AAA Exclusive PS4 Game? Where is the free version of Drive Club you promised before it's Original Launch? Why is Drive Club not 60fps like you said? Sony said the PS4 was easy to program for, where's Uncharted 4? etc...etc...etc...Sony gets a pass all of the time.
Haters gonna hate http://news.softpedia.com/n...
"Sony said the PS4 was easy to program for, where's Uncharted 4?" What the hell kinda logic is that? As if "easy to program for" magically creates in-game assets, story, game mechanics, voice work, and everything else that goes into a AAA title. Hey Zinc, there's only 26 letters in the alphabet. Where's your 450-page New York Times best selling novel?
Knack - enough said...
Another lie for the pile.
The funny thing about this is that gamers have come full circle and forgiven them for everything on this game. I find it an insult to gamer's intelligence. DriveClub, Assassin's Creed Unity, BF4, Halo MCC... All shipped in crap condition. All have been fixed now, and because gamers have forgiven all the vendors for these crap day one products, we can expect more the same this coming holiday.
They are definitely holding off on it on purpose. PS+ edition is just a demo. Guess they are waiting for coverage of the game to die down a liile more than drop it. Wouldn't surprise me if it drops just before a complete edition (which I want)
E3 maybe? Some special "gift to the fans" or whatever... I mean the game is cheap now, if you REALLY wanted it, what's stopping you from spending what, $25? It's a fun game, and worth the money IMO at least.
that's what i expect, the full game around e3. by that time sales will be low enough and a huge spike in online users will be good for those who did pay for it
***what's stopping you from spending what, $25? *** It was promised as a PS+ game on release. It still isn't. Why spend $25 on something that they can't deliver on as promised.
You're only getting one location and a few cars is it really worth complaining about after all this time. Seriously the game isn $20 or less used at games top buy it there you like it keep,it you don't return it. I'm actually glad the ps+ version isn't put there's enough rookie racers online as is.
Spending $25 dollars gets you more than what you spent $50 on.
***is it really worth complaining about after all this time.*** When someone continues to fail to deliver on a promise, it's always worth reminding them of it. Whether it's so they actually finally deliver or so they don't do it again. ***Spending $25 dollars gets you more than what you spent $50 on.*** How does me buying the game take away from the fact that Sony has failed to deliver on what was promised?
So you want to ignore the server issues they had at launch and potentially bomb the servers with 10s of millions of players. Even playing single player the game is in constant communication with servers uploading and downloading challenges an other info. And even though there's rarely issues they do still happen from time to time. I'm glad evolution is gonna try to make absolutely sure that they can handle the traffic because us people who bought the game deserve a smooth experience before you moochers.
"How does me buying the game take away from the fact that Sony has failed to deliver on what was promised?" How many times has a promise turned out to be something that couldn't be fulfilled, for whatever reason? You act like you're entitled to it, when you're not. Would you like to try taking this petty ass claim to court? The judge would laugh you right back out into the street. I promise to give you a ride to the store, but my car breaks down. Some months later, when my car is fixed, are you still gonna hold it against me that I didn't give you that ride? How ridiculous do you sound?
***How many times has a promise turned out to be something that couldn't be fulfilled, for whatever reason? You act like you're entitled to it, when you're not. *** When a company says "we're going to give you this" and then doesn't, complaining about not getting it isn't a sign of entitlement. It's a legit complaint. ***Would you like to try taking this petty ass claim to court?*** Who said any such stupid thing? This is a site about gaming on an article about the Driveclub PS+ version, and I'm sharing my opinion. Would you like to go more hyperbolic about the the seriousness of the discussion is at hand or just say you disagree in the future? ***How ridiculous do you sound?*** A hell of a lot less ridiculous than the person who just brought up taking someone to court where it wasn't even mentioned as being that serious of an issue. ***So you want to ignore the server issues they had at launch and potentially bomb the servers with 10s of millions of players.*** It's been 6 months. The servers were fixed in the first few weeks. What excuse are we going to come up with now for not delivering?
@Spotie "I promise to give you a ride to the store, but my car breaks down. Some months later, when my car is fixed, are you still gonna hold it against me that I didn't give you that ride?" Who in their right mind would do that? And it's not comparable. What's more comparable is sending your laptop to the manufacturer for repair, but they held it captive and then call you the day after the warranty expiry exceeds, and tell you it's going to cost you more to repair it than it is to buy a new one, and you even paid for shipping. A free ride is a free ride. Even if isn't, nobody pre-paid you gas money for it, so I don't see how this compares when PS4 users are paying for PS+ which is required for the "free" game.
@Hicken a.k.a Spotie http://n4g.com/news/1711886... Oh, my god. You are still making excuses. Sony promised it's users a free version. They DID NOT deliver on it. Stop trying to defend this! Any other company that would have backed out of a promise you would be all over it shoving it in other people's faces. This is the reason these big companies can do what they can do because they know their followers will accept it no matter what.
Sorry, maniac, but no matter how much you follow me around, I'm just not interested in you. I'm flattered, though. Not making excuses. Not saying they shouldn't or even WON'T come through. I AM saying it's stupid to keep bitching about something that's obviously suffered setbacks like it can just be rolled out with ease. I'm also saying it's stupid to bring up price as some sort of justification. You paid $50 specifically for the PS+ version of DriveClub? No? If you're so interested in the game that you're STILL waiting on the Plus version, you can get the whole game for cheap, and with the ability to return it if it's not up your alley after all. I'm not seeing people who are asking this question out of principal. With the POSSIBLE exception of Christopher, I'm seeing a bunch of Nintendo and Xbox fanboys chipping away at what they see as a chink in Sony's armor. Why else would you be here, maniac? Why is Big Game Hunters here? Otherzinc? Tedakin? WellyUK? What are these people who take EVERY opportunity to bash PlayStation doing lamenting a Plus version of a game they don't want to own on a console they don't care to buy? Why even waste your own time commenting? You don't give a damn, except that it gives you an outlet for your fanboyism.
It's not that people really wanted to buy it, they just wanted to try it out. Sony promised that, but backed out. The "free" game was supposed to be for PS+ which isn't free, so there is no excuse.
because they tried scamming so they aren't getting my money out of principle rather than price. this is what they were hoping for when they delayed it.
Lol your only spiting yourself though... you rwally are missing out on an amazing game. But oh well i really hope sony release the free version then put a mandatory $60 price after on the full game just to show the cheapskates how stupid they were in waiting for the free versionbi would laugh so harde
Eh, I caved and just bought it for $20 new at Gamestop. Not exactly a hard decision for a current gen game priced that low. I've seen it quite often down to $30.
It's a great game. I used a $15 promo and got it for 35 a month or so back. Definitely worth it, especially with all the added content and not having to deal with launch issues.
Honestly, if you like racers and have a PS4, you should get the game. It's a good game and works great now.
you'll get it eventually...in the mean time feel free to "buy" other games and wait for the free version to release...
"Hey Sony, where’s my free DriveClub demo?" Fixed.
People are still going on about this? It's a demo dude. You can get the game for low if you really want it that bad.
Free is free and it's much more than a demo.
No its a demo 1 location and some cars. More content than most demos but still a.fraction of the full game especially with dlc free And paid
Well, I guess it matters more to some people then others. I guess I've just moved on.
PS+ is not free.
Pfft. Who cares. I held out for the PS Plus version and it didn't happen. Bought the retail and it kills.
And if you hadn't liked the game what would your thoughs be buying the full game because the stated PS+ version got delayed so long? I have no problem with people loving the game, the problem I have is people giving a company a get of jail free card when they fail to deliver.
Probably the same as all the games that come out now with no demo at all?
I don't even want it now. Just replace it with something else. By time we get it the communities will not be fresh and the game's value depreciated. Just replace it already, I don't want an old racer later. Make it Knack, I'd prefer that now.
I can't complain, They don't have to give me anything. But I do want it.
At this point, It was a mistake to announce a free version , imho. Imagine if the free version was never announced, then they do realease it soon! It would've been a bombshell!
Don't really think they owe us for something they never charged us for... That's like saying a game developer owes us a reward for having cancelled a game in development…
Sony advertised PS+ by stating that users would get it if they were subscribed. It's the same as any other company saying you will get something if you purchase a product, and then not delivering on that promise.
Reading some of the comments here is sad. Some gamers are so accustomed to be lied to by these companies that they don't even care anymore. No wonder that this industry became an anti-consumer joke.
Reading some of these.comments are sad. Some gamers are so dense they can't distinguish "lies" from "technical difficulties" Driveclub demo should've been out since the driveclub launch went so smooth
Technical difficulties excuse would've maybe held up for a few months. It's been 6 months or so. They could've at least let everyone play it for a weekend for free like Microsoft is doing with NBA 2k15 and has done with other titles.
my guess the full version comes to ps+ the month of forza 6 launch , corporate tick the box move .
At this point, they are better off just giving the full game through plus.
For some reason I thought that was their original intent, to encourage people to buy PS4 and to make up for the fact you have to pay to play online with PS4. Not sure why I did though. All I heard was "Buy PS4, get DC for free"
The free version was kind of the whole point. Surprising they'd kinda just move on and say F it. I know SALES, buts till it's going against the entire concept they had about he release.
They literally released an update today or yesterday saying they are upgrading the servers for the PS+ version. If you can't wait drop the $20 on the game. It is worth it.
I feel your pain. By the time it comes out not too many people will care but there is a possibility the PS+ version will have more content (and I think it should considering its been 6 months now). However if you buy this game now, you will not regret it!
When they release the psn+ version , no one will know , as the people asking where is the psn+ version still, haven't even got a ps4 or even a console most likely....
just wait a year or two, it will eventually be free on psplus i'll bet.
Eh your not missing much anyway, very mediocre game that's really not worth playing.
I bought driveclub, had a blast, maybe sony can make up for the PS+ version by releasing the season pass for free? Or at least half of the paid DLC for free. They can forget the PS+ version as far as Im concerned, I have no use for it anymore. But it would be great if they released a part of the ongoing DLC for free. And im not talking anout the free car we are getting every month, Im talking about the full tour, and I would like half of them, like redline. At least they could give us 2 more full free DLC, there are 7 or 8 of them!