PlayStation Plus members who pay to upgrade the PS Plus Edition of DriveClub to the full game will now be able to continue playing if their PS Plus subscription runs out, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today.
Earlier this week developer Evolution Studios revealed further details about what to expect in the DriveClub PlayStation Plus edition, which will be free to all PlayStation Plus members. Alongside the free edition a $49.99 upgrade option will be available that will unlock the entire game, however the original blog post stated that if players purchase this title and let their PlayStation Plus subscription lapse, they would lose access to the game. As you can imagine, chaos ensued.
Sony today reversed the policy, in response to the rather loud (and justified) outcry from the public due to the original terms.
"PlayStation recognizes that the prior plan for DriveClub entitlement for the upgrade to the PS Plus edition was not appropriate. As a result, we have adjusted the PlayStation Plus terms for DriveClub," reads an update to the PlayStation Blog post about the PS Plus Edition. "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."
The PlayStation Plus upgrade will still be available at the previous price of $49.99, making it effectively cheaper than the retail edition. DriveClub's new game director, Paul Rustchynsky, took to the PS Blog today to post two videos explaining a couple of the game's primary features, which you can check out below.