OK, so this week Sony made a slight (or huge) faux pas in attempting (or blackmailing) not only to get users to pay for PlayStation+ subscriptions, but never to let them lapse. Today it's addressed the fallout.
First up, the original post from EU PS Blog read: "We think youíll have a lot of fun playing DRIVECLUB and itís available from 8th October in Europe, digitally via PlayStation Store and on Blu-ray at your local retailer. If youíre an active PlayStation Plus subscriber and have been playing the PlayStation Plus Edition, but decide you want the full DRIVECLUB experience, you can purchase a one-time upgrade for Ä49.99/$49.99/£42.99. This will give you access to all five locations, 55 tracks, 50 cars and all 50 tour events, as long as your PlayStation Plus subscription remains active." That's our hightlighting.
As you can imagine, this lead to some perturbation and no end of steam being let off. So, today Sony did this:
"Our priority for DRIVECLUB is to enable you to play and enjoy everything it has to offer and PlayStation recognises 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."
Now watch some videos explaining the game...
Faceoffs & Challenges Explained
And finally this one...