Evolution Studios has commented on the accidental release of DriveClub PS Plus version and confirmed that it was not supposed to go live today, hence they have removed the game from the store.
I wouldn't wanna be in that persons shoes right about now. Have to be careful with these types of things, especially when there's no release was announced!
I'd have thought that after all the trouble they would have done the decent thing and just given the full game to people as an apology, given that DriveClub was used as a selling point for PS+ so long ago. But nope, it looks like they're basically sticking with the heavily stripped-down "Trial version" or as anybody else would have called it, a demo. Such a bizarre turn of events considering demos used to be regular occurrences for games and handed out for free, but now apparently we're ever so fortunate and lucky to get access to a demo that we've all technically paid for. What a joke.
Keep speaking/spreading the lies that the PS+ edition was the full game. You might wish , but it wasn't true 2 years ago , and it still won't be true in june 2015
I didn't say that, you're lying. If you read my comment, you'd see that right at the beginning I stated that they should have just given the full game to people as an apology. I then said that they're sticking with the "Trial version". Is English not your first language?
Entitled much? Buy the game if you really want to play it that bad. Knack isn't even free with ps+ what makes you think driveclub would? Plus there's already tons of free dlc and car packs to make up for the troubled launch.
Everyone with a PS+ subscription is entitled to the PS+ version of DriveClub. Why would you even try to debate that?
No sh*t everyone should get the ps+ version. when I said entitled much you were asking them to give the game for free, hence why I said entitled much. Buy the full version if you want it badly.
I got the full version for free with my PS4, I ended up selling it on eBay because it wasn't very good. The reason I said that they should give everyone the game for free as an apology however is because they've been waiting so long for it and the game was used as a selling point for PS+. Seems like the decent thing to do after screwing people around for so long and taking their money. Edit: @Aenea. Plenty of other games that people have bought have been put on PS+ for free, so why would it look any different to the people that purchased DriveClub?
Yeah okay, but they aren't entitled to the full version for free. They could throw in some more free tracks or cars but not the entire game. How would that look like to the people who actually bought the full version? Ever thought about that?
I highly doubt DriveClub's Plus version was much of a selling point for Plus in the eyes of most people. The online play and everything else that comes with Plus probably was, though. And who, once again, is "we all?" I didn't pay for the DC demo. I paid for DC. I don't know how it is in your head, but in most of the rest of the world, there are no guarantees but death and taxes. Unforseen circumstances can put a wrench in anybody's plans, and it's extremely entitled of you- especially considering you troll Sony articles all the time- to think you or anybody DESERVES the game for free. If you wanna say you paid for it, how much did you pay? How much of the cost of Plus went towards the trial version of DriveClub? A penny? Given all the other things that go into a Plus subscription, it can't have been much more than that. In essence, then, you're bitching over something you paid a damn penny for, at best. Just stop it.
Actually it HASNT been used as a selling point for a long long time. The only people who keep going on about it are those showing their fake concern. This game can be had for so cheap and its well worth the value that anyone who really wants it has got it by now. If the PLUS version is just a demo like you say they why would anyone bother waiting for it if they were serious about this game. Theres enough good word of mouth and videos around to make a judgement on it by now surely.
Bathyj is spot on about the only people that are concerned about the free DriveClub version are the ones that really have no intentions on actually buying it but rather just use that as an excuse too continue downplaying the PS4... I wanted DC for a while now and just grabbed it for under $30 digital(CAN) last week. Good racer, kinda hard, nice graphics, love the free DLC they offer, awesome weather effects and all, but I still prefer GT5 over this personally because the 60fps to me makes the driving much more smooth and easy on the eyes. Here's hoping the sequel to DC is [email protected] now that it's not a rush to launch title.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.... I guess that never happened then? Strange, especially considering there's so many articles and other factual evidence scattered around the internet. It must all be part of some grand conspiracy? Or perhaps it's actually you who's the troll, Spotie, given that I'm the one with the facts here and you're the one with a long history of petty fanboy trolling on this website.
@Spotie The fact Sony promised PS+ subscribers the game is enough reason to be entitled to it. It's not rocket science... It doesn't matter if it costs a penny or a dollar, the subscription as a whole is still 50 a year. Giving the game as promised is the least Sony can do. What's taking them nearly 3/4 of a year?
Crimzon, Dude give it a break already, Evolution studios gave us a shit load of free content and more still to come, they paid their dues and the ps plus version will be coming for sure, stop being such a drag.
DriveClub PS+ Edition was promised at E3 2013 that it would be available to PS+ members "Immediately Within The First Year". That's the point people are making. And since it's been over that promised year, they should make it the full version, not still the stripped down originally planned version. They're already like 8 months later than the absolute latest they said it would be available.
The DC and Sony defenders are something else. They keep defending Sony when it is apparent they lied and hoodwinked many PSN + owners into giving in a full year of PSN plus and not only was the "promised" PSN plus Driveclub is still MIA all this time, the decent thing for them to do is to include a free copy of the game to all PSN plus members as a sign of good sports and as a sign of apology. How can you people sit there are defend this BS? Not Only That, But What Is Worst Is Since We PS Plus members have to pay to play online now, Sony added no incentive to pay subscribers by omitting MP in new releases like The Orders 1886 and remake of the Uncharted Trilogy. And time and time again, the apologists like Spotie keep defending them to the bitter end. Smh
@Redempteur DriveClub PS+ Edition was very much initially proposed as the "Full game with absolutely nothing stripped out" back in the reveal. It was said live on stage. It was also later publicly stated that they would In fact be stripping it down. Let's just choose to forget the massive up-roar this caused at the time shall we??
"How fast do ya wanna go"
Well at least it looks like we still get the free version we were promised. Glad they cleared that up.
This whole game has had a messy development
Just the PS+ version. The game itself was fully playable offline and online just over 2 weeks after release and the weather is patched in in December despite people trying to portray it being worst. It was all smooth sailing thereafter with the slew of tour packs and free cars which are totally worth it if you have the season pass. I think it's easily the best value for money Seasin pass yet. L Now the much awaited Nissans are coming and they just patched in accolades level for DLC manufacturers. They have also added compatibility for the upcoming Logitech G29 wheel with the latest update. I am already lvl 60 myself but still can't stop playing. They marketed the game as a social experience but for me, screw that. The racing itself is what keeps me playing and the there are always a lot of people to race with online. With the level of support Sony and Evolution are giving to Driveclub, it will have long legs.
Kinda shame. Driveclub is an awesome game, but it just has the worst luck when it comes to such things all the time.
Haha how do you accidentally release? Released and then immediately had fears about quality, particularly in light of earlier troubled launch? All credit due to them for developing the game afterwards. It worries me a little though. I still have a disc for Gran Turismo 5 laying around. Which I thoroughly enjoyed playing, a little worrying though knowing that without its updates significant portions of a far better version will be absent. Can I still put it in a PS3 and download it all again if I repurchased one?
Aaaaand it gone! http://25.media.tumblr.com/...
This may have been an accident, but N4G made a slip-up of its own; Planetside 2 Is In Fact Available NOW for Free in the US PSN Store, and not just in the UK. I live in California and I'm downloading it right now.
Jesus. Just put the full thing on Plus. It's a great game.
That would be awesome. I have no problem with EG and Sony give us the game for free. Just hurry up with it. We've been waiting over 8 months now. Microsoft gave us Limbo and Voice Commander for free. Sony did give us MGS:GZ and Infamous First Light for free as well. Can't complain.
wth they should release the full game...we waited a full year for this
Wow some people are really entitled
I was expecting a comment in line with something like this 'Oh sh*t,, sh*t,, s.h.*.t... I didn't mean to press the release button..' ; ) Hopefully out soon
I said lunch not launch!
Accidental release,this is especially funny regarding DiveClub. So it was intentionally an accidental non release on release by accident. :S? PS: Pyro stop following me.
Haha...are you kidding? OMG... This is just commical at this point. Ok you released it by accident...but obviously its ready...just leave it out there.
...And in what was the most anticlimactic Free game line up for PS+, Sony announced that Drive Club would finally be available...
This studio is comedy gold
I don't think you understand what "comedy gold" means.
Give us all a break, Evolution, and just release his game already.
I love DriveClub, I play it almost everyday
I snatched it up and downloaded it right when I saw it on the store while browsing for PS2 earlier. I've never been into racing games, but I've admired how the game looks and the atmosphere it gives since its release. I started it up and it had "Driveclub: Playstation Plus Edition" as a title and was immediately thrown into an intense night race speeding through the unknown track. Now that caught my attention fast! I'm enjoying every bit of it so far and I'm considering getting the full edition to get Canada and some of the other locked tracks since they look so beautiful and immersive. I think I may just have gotten the racing bug... And I'm liking it!
Interesting because Evolution gave me the racing bug back when Motorstorm Pacific rift came out. This studio doesn't make simulation games but just makes fun games.
I got lucky and downloaded it while it was up lol I've been playing for the last hour.
Do we know what the July PS+ games are yet? If not....I hope Sony isn't considering making this game one of them. Its launch seems like it's basically ready and July is just around the corner.
It's gonna be a lot of fun when all these rookies sign online and try and compete. We who have paid for, and play, and love the game are all pretty good, so good luck with that. Gonna be a lot of controller slamming going on. But seriously you guys bought a 400 dollar playstation and can't afford a 25 dollar game. If you were truly this interested you would have already bought it.
Not much of a car game guy but when this version comes out I will give it a go.
looks like due to the megaton Sony e3 there are creeps about spreading disinfo keep it up, no ones listening to you ha ha! if anyone wanted DC it was cheap enough I'm loving the fake concern by individuals who are still reeling after e3 just wait till the end of year results, they will get worse and worse ha ha!
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