Driveclub PS Plus Edition will offer discounted upgrade

Evolution Studios offers more details about the PlayStation Plus version of the PS4 launch racer.

Evolution Studios has said the PlayStation Plus version of PS4 launch racer Driveclub will allow users to obtain a Platinum Trophy, and will also offer users the option to upgrade to the full retail version of the game at a discounted price.

Design director Paul Rustchynsky posted on NeoGAF to say that the PS Plus version will be available "well into the new year" and that "there will be a discount to upgrade to the full digital edition from the PS+ edition."

The price of the discounted upgrade won't be announced "for a few more weeks yet," he added.

"When you upgrade from the PS+ Edition you get the full digital edition which doesn't require a PS+ subscription," Rustchynsky said, but explained that "you can earn the Platinum trophy in the PS+ Edition, remember it's the full game minus a few cars/tracks."

Neither the PlayStation Plus or full retail version of Driveclub will support a split screen mode, Rustchynsky said, and that the studio was currently working on both a photo mode for the game alongside "alternative solutions for trying to get the highest quality vids" for players to share online.

"You guys wanted uncompressed footage and obviously the PS4 capture utilises some form of video compression to ensure the videos aren't ridiculously large (the raw direct feed videos we captured are 6GB for 2 minutes of footage)," he added.

Driveclub is due for release with the launch of the $399 PlayStation 4 on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.

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LingeringRegime
LingeringRegime

Well, this answered my question.  I was debating to buy the full retail at launch, but since they are offering an upgrade with a discounted price I am all in for that. 

Stipton1
Stipton1

driveclub or turismo cant wax a terd off of FORZA

Chris Dye
Chris Dye

should be gt6 on the ps4 not this

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

I will wait for the reviews, and decide.  If I buy it, it will be retail.

I'm not into that digital download crapiness.  You know, those games you never own?

claudiopedroso
claudiopedroso

So, the F2P game that would come with every PS4 is not free after all? Why copy M$, Sony?

Antony Walker
Antony Walker

Its not a free 2 play game. Call the PS+ edition an extended demo. You'll get everything apart from a few tracks/cars. If you want to upgrade to the same version that retail owners get, you have to pay a price. No microtransactions, I don't think.

Antony Walker
Antony Walker

It won't be available at launch, it'll be available in the new year, as the article says.

Marc Gibson
Marc Gibson

looks mint, free with ps4. 29th nov, xmas comes early this year!

deltaspidermane
deltaspidermane

I can't believe people don't get this... Drive Club is not F2P. It's a full retail game. With PS+, you get full retail games for free. Drive club is different, and there's a legit reason for this. So, I'll go ahead and break it down for all of those that are getting upset:

Drive Club is a new IP being released on a new console.If the whole game was completely free on PS+, how would they make any money? Who would buy a game they could get for free? They don't have to give you the game for free, but they are even though that could cut into their profits. Plus you can still get a platinum trophy with the PS+ version; you never have to spend anything outside of PS+. However, if you want the own the full game and support the dev, then you can buy it. And it's NOT full retail price. Is a discounted upgrade. Not only do you get a free version that you're still capable of getting a platinum in without playing a dime, but you can also buy the game for a cheap. 

So... What's the issue?

26whitewolf
26whitewolf

Any info if this game is going to feature manual transmission and some quick race mode (or any sort to-go customizable single player racing mode apart from the career) ?

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I think I'll just buy the disc version, if the PS+ version isn't 100% of the game what's the point?

00black
00black

Sounds like another next gen money grab. Thank God for GTAV.

Derek Garrison
Derek Garrison

If Disney Infinity's 12.99 a character is the future of gaming it can go eff itself.

Gspote
Gspote

What is this none sense, no split screen for a racing game !! The next thing you know, you will not be able to play soccer with your friends at your home, it  will also be one player unless you play online !!!Edit (12 minutes)

Jp de Villiers
Jp de Villiers

the only driving games i play are Burnout and Need for speed

Petros Mak
Petros Mak

You clearly don't understand the gaming world or how a business works. Any business tries to make as much money as possible, if they didn't, they wouldn't exist so long would they? I guess you hate free to play MMO's too? Micro-Transactions is the way of the future for gaming, its actually not a bad thing as for many games it will reduce the initial game cost where more people can afford to buy it quicker and take advantage of the popular years of the game. DLC's are always a great thing. How many times have we as gamers wished we could get more content for games we love? How many years had that gone unanswered? Now with DLC's we can get that, and the price you pay is not a rip off, considering companies spend tens to hundreds of thousands per month to develop such DLC's only in worker salary's. I know, I work in the industry as I run my own development studio, its not easy and then you have people complaining that it costs too much. Gran Turismo 5 worked with a 50mil+ budget to make the game, do you realise how many copies they have to sell to break even at RRP? While they do surpass it with every game, not every developer is that fortunate.

blackace
blackace

I'm just getting the full version. I don't want the digital version where I pay almost full price and can't resell it.

vegasdan30
vegasdan30

I want open world racing like "Test Drive Unlimited"  I guess that's going to be GTA..

Lee Challenor
Lee Challenor

Yes I agree if they haven't got time finishing the games of free dlc please!

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

What is up with the zuckers? Do they just assume consoles are becoming Facebook f2p scam games?

Endless Purgatory
Endless Purgatory

Yah but should be a full retail F2P is nothing more then a scam to get people to pay over triple the price or more then what a full retail should be.

David Chang
David Chang

Its F2P, devs need to make money....

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@fredyellowone lol soon digital is the only option we will have. 

gastankkiller
gastankkiller

@fredyellowone I've been against the digital revolution for sometime now. Once I got PS+ which offers a good amount of free retail version games I changed my tune.

Any game I will keep and never get rid of I will go digital. Pre-owned games will be physical, and Any collector's editions I will go physical.

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

@claudiopedroso This never was free to play if you had PS+ before you would know that it's just a free trail of the game.

gastankkiller
gastankkiller

@claudiopedroso Its not a F2P (Free 2 Play) game. The game is 90 percent free with PS+. Not all the Tracks or Cars will be available for PS+ members. If you want that, then you pay the full retail (physical disc) price or the discounted digital price.

djsaiyan
djsaiyan

@Antony Walker You're misreading it. That line means that DriveClub will be available for Plus members well into the new year. As in they'll be able to download it from launch, well into 2014.

deltaspidermane
deltaspidermane

@MJ12-Conspiracy Well... It's free, and you can get the full game at a discounted price. Basically, you can download the PS+ version then just buy it; that was you get it all for a lower price.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Derek Garrison that has nothing to do with this and remember skyanders started that craze. 

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Gspote I kind of like no split screen to be honest but I do see your point.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Jp de Villiers then why come here and comment

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Petros Mak about 1,000,000 copies as every 200,000 copies earns them roughly 12 million dollars. After doing the math I feel let down was fully thinking they would need 2,000,000 copies sold now I am skipping gt6 so they have a chance at failing this time.

Jwash16
Jwash16

@blackace I agree also the plus version doesn't come til next year. So I'll be getting the full version. 

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Mason Alan Bailey ps plus orders usually get discounts it is normal.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Endless Purgatory it is a full retail but ps plus subscribers get a stripped down version to play with the option to upgrade to the full version for a discounted price.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@David Chang no it's not f2p it has a free version for ps plus subscribers to play.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Jwash16 @blackace no it's a launch title either way the free version will be available for about a year after that you will need to buy it.

Zerabp
Zerabp

@BamaGoatt @Jwash16 @blackace If you download the PS+ version before it is no longer available (sometime next year) it will always be available as long as you have a PS+ sub and you will not need to buy it. If you do not get a PS4 and PS+ before that then and only then would you need to purchase it. Anyone who downloads it at launch will have it unless they stop their PS+ sub. If they restart their PS+ sub it and any games they downloaded will be available again.