Posted Fri May 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Canceled PS Plus membership no longer strips away your purchased 'DriveClub' content.
Just a few days ago, following the announcement of a release date for simulation racer ‘DriveClub,’ the PS4’s only answer to ‘Forza 5,’ Sony went for a sneak attack with a controversial Playstation Plus deal. PS Plus members will be allowed to download a stunted version of the game for free and potentially opt in to a $50 upgrade for all the goodies.
The one caveat, the thing people really noticed, was that losing your PS Plus membership also meant losing the full game. You would have to buy it again. But not anymore.
Updating the very same post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony reversed this little hiccup and promised future buyers they will be able to keep the content even if they cancel their PS Plus membership. Sony’s quick turnaround mirrors the company’s pro-gamer, pro-consumer PR campaign in the wake of the PS4’s 2013 release. The company wants gamers on their side, and the strategy is paying off. The PS4 is winning.
Directly from the blog: “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.
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.”
‘DriveClub,’ which was originally tasked as a launch title for the new console, is coming out on Oct. 7, and will retail at $60 for all those non-PS Plus people. Still, Sony is definitely emphasizing the social side of ‘DriveClub,’ if the name didn’t give it away, which suggests that non-PS Plus members aren’t really the target audience anyway.
You can find the latest info on 'DriveClub' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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