Sony hasn’t really put a foot wrong over the past year or so, but it did make a bit of a blunder with PlayStation Plus freebie DriveClub earlier in the week. For those out of the loop, it confirmed that while you’ll be able to tune up your complimentary copy of the PlayStation 4 exclusive for a discounted fee, you’ll lose access to the game should your subscription lapse. That caused a bit of a backlash online, but fortunately the format holder was listening, as it’s reversed the decision.
“Our priority for DriveClub is to enable you to play and enjoy everything that it has to offer, and PlayStation recognises that the prior plan for DriveClub entitlement for the upgrade to the PlayStation Plus Edition was not appropriate,” a spokesperson explained on the PlayStation Blog. “As a result, we have adjusted the PlayStation Plus terms for DriveClub.”
The company continued: “Now, if you intend on downloading DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition, and upgrading to the full game experience, you will have access to the full game even if your PlayStation Plus subscription runs out.” You’re absolutely free to chalk that one up as Sony’s first one-eighty of the generation.
Seriously, though, we’re pleased that the platform holder’s listening – primarily because we’re eager to see more of the racer in action. Runcorn-based developer Evolution Studios had previously promised multiple updates pertaining to the game this week, but they were seemingly delayed in order to prevent any further backlash. With this issue now resolved, perhaps we can get back to looking forward to the title – and whining about its framerate.