Evolution Studios’ next-gen racer DriveClub was supposed to be the poster child for the PlayStation 4’s mandatory PlayStation Plus subscription, but that didn’t quite pan out. Due to the game’s delay, premium members were offered a complimentary copy of puzzle platformer Contrast instead – a disappointing substitute according to most social network feeds.

However, Sony has reaffirmed that subscribers will have the opportunity to test drive the racer when it deploys in October. “PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download DriveClub PS Plus Edition at no extra charge on launch day,” a spokesperson confirmed. As was the case before the delay, this won’t comprise the full game, but will include enough content to allow you to earn all of the Trophies.

If nothing else, it should provide you with a good enough taste of the title to decide whether it’s for you. The platform holder re-announced the exclusive earlier today, attaching an early October release date to it in Europe and North America. Are you planning to pre-order the full package, or wait for the free taster? Steer your attention towards the comments section below.

[via videogamer.com]