Good news for 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.
That wasn’t the case when Evolution Studios detailed the PS Plus Edition earlier this week. Anybody would have been able to buy DriveClub outright for the standard retail price of $59.99, while PS Plus subscribers could download the game’s PS Plus Edition for free and would then have the option of upgrading to the full game for $49.99.
Sony reversed its policy today, in response to the public outcry about the original terms of the upgrade.
“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.”
A Sony representative confirmed to Polygon today that the upgrade for the PS Plus Edition will still cost $49.99, which effectively makes DriveClub $10 cheaper for PS Plus subscribers who want a digital copy of the game.
DriveClub is set for release Oct. 7 exclusively on the PlayStation 4.