#1 Posted by Marcsman (3295 posts) -

I was just informed by a Sony rep. while I was at Gamestop paying off the total on my day one PS4. That Driveclub ( from Evolution studios, makers of Motorstorm ) will be a day one free game for all Plus members. Super Sweet IMO.

#2 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

The PS+ version of Drive Club was announced at E3.

Yup.

#3 Posted by beepmachine (617 posts) -

Day one free games for PS Plus is pretty amazing. I still don't really want to subscribe, but they're doing a great job of making it appealing.

#4 Posted by Hosstile17 (769 posts) -

In all of their PR documentation they refer to it as the PS+ Version of Driveclub. I am inclined to believe that it will be a portion of the game and not the complete game. Something akin to Gran Turismo Prologue or Forza Essentials.

#5 Edited by SuperSolidSnake2019 (73 posts) -

Lets celebrate!

Who's up for some DAY-ONE DLC CARS & TRACKS?

#6 Posted by ajamafalous (12161 posts) -

That was announced at the Sony E3 press conference.

It was, however, announced as something like "Drive Club: PS+ Edition," which I'm pretty sure they came out and said later that it would only include select cars and tracks and that they'd offer the ability to upgrade to the full version.

#7 Posted by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

I heard about this as well. I'm pretty happy about it because, realistically, I wasn't going to buy Driveclub myself. But I'll try it out through PS+.

#8 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1843 posts) -

I remember this at the press conference but they worded it like it ll be some toned down version.

and what was a Sony rep doing just sitting in Gamestop?

#9 Edited by joshwent (2353 posts) -

It's definitely a limited version of the game. Still cool though, although who wants just a partial drivatar?!?

#10 Edited by Marcsman (3295 posts) -

I remember this at the press conference but they worded it like it ll be some toned down version.

and what was a Sony rep doing just sitting in Gamestop?

It seemed like he was hitting on the ugly girl working the counter. Other than that I have no idea what he was doing there.

#11 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2502 posts) -

It would be insane for Sony to hand out a 100% full $60 game on launch, a PS+ version that you can upgrade to the full version for less money makes a lot of sense for people who like driving games enough to justify getting the full game at a discount.

As someone who isn't a Forza/Gran Turismo type of person, the free version will likely be more than enough for me. If Evolution was doing a PS4 launch Motorstorm PS+ version, I would pony up whatever they wanted, lol.

#12 Posted by xyzygy (10078 posts) -

It sounded to me from the E3 announcement that Drive Club will act kind of like Killer instinct will on the X1, but perhaps Driveclub will have more than one car available. But who knows.

#13 Edited by Syed117 (391 posts) -

They already said that it will be missing some things from the full disc version. They didnt go into details about what exactly will be missing.

Not bad for free, but that game did not preview too positively and will surely be worse than the new NFS and Forza.

#14 Posted by Humanity (10119 posts) -

When I was paying off my Phantom pre-order a Phantom rep assured me that all new Phantom consoles came with a free set of kitchen knives.

#15 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1006 posts) -

I mean, that's cool and all, but what about those of us that don't care a single bit about driving games?

Can I still use my Drivatar (Driveatar?) in any way? or do I actually have to play a driving game for that?

#16 Posted by socksfelloff (1 posts) -

This is great news. PS+ has been good for the whole industry and I have saved a ton of money with it.

#17 Edited by EightBitShik (1342 posts) -

@socksfelloff: I don't know if I have saved money with it, it's always making me buy shit :D

#18 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

Lets celebrate!

Who's up for some DAY-ONE DLC CARS & TRACKS?

I know right? It's almost like now you get to pay a monthly fee to access F2P games and still get the added bonus of paying for DLC to unlock content in the game. PS4 4 LIFE!

#19 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2502 posts) -

@syed117 said:

They already said that it will be missing some things from the full disc version. They didnt go into details about what exactly will be missing.

Not bad for free, but that game did not preview too positively and will surely be worse than the new NFS and Forza.

You don't know this, Evolution is a solid developer with 9 years under their belt, not to mention the Motorstorm franchise, which owns any other off-road racing game out there this generation. They also have a record of working on the visual/performance aspects of their game last, as opposed to worrying about generating eye candy for E3. They made a point of saying the build at E3 was only 35% done, so obviously there's a ton of work that was left to be done on that build of the game.

#20 Posted by Syed117 (391 posts) -

@krakn3dfx: of course I don't know that. No one does. I'm just basing it on what's been stated in previews so far. Maybe it will be good, but initial impressions were not as good as a few of the other big racing games in development. Maybe it will be amazing, but that would be even worse to assume because there is nothing, not even positive previews to back it up.

I'm extremely skeptical of both the new consoles and a lot of the games. Just like kinect is being touted as this amazing new thing, I'm not believing any of that until I see it in action. The same goes for PSN versus live for the new consoles. I know Live has a lot of functionality that already works and one really horribly made PSN video isn't exactly convincing.

Just want November to get here. There are a ton of promises being made by both Sony and Microsoft and I want to see if they keep them. Drive Club in this case is the underdog and could surprise people. Forza has been hyped up with all those dumb drivatars but they are making a game that everyone knows they are good at making. They have a lot more to lose. Especially now that people are losing their minds about it needing a day one update to work.

#21 Posted by LiquidPrince (16181 posts) -

Yeah, this was an E3 announcement. Pretty awesome, although might take the wind out of the retail release' sales/sails?

#22 Posted by Darji (5293 posts) -

Yeah, this was an E3 announcement. Pretty awesome, although might take the wind out of the retail release' sales/sails?

o not really since you can upgrade to the full retail version for a fee. The PSN+ Version will have all the features but not all the Cars and Tracks.

#23 Posted by LiquidPrince (16181 posts) -

@darji said:

@liquidprince said:

Yeah, this was an E3 announcement. Pretty awesome, although might take the wind out of the retail release' sales/sails?

o not really since you can upgrade to the full retail version for a fee. The PSN+ Version will have all the features but not all the Cars and Tracks.

I suppose so. It's an awesome move by Sony regardless. Car games are always fun to play during a console launch.

#24 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

That was announced at the Sony E3 press conference.

It was, however, announced as something like "Drive Club: PS+ Edition," which I'm pretty sure they came out and said later that it would only include select cars and tracks and that they'd offer the ability to upgrade to the full version.

Seeing that in one of their videos they felt like they needed to mention that the PS+ version contains the same social features the retail version does tells me that it'll have a limited set of cars and tracks. If anything it's like what MS is doing with KI.

#25 Posted by Darji (5293 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

That was announced at the Sony E3 press conference.

It was, however, announced as something like "Drive Club: PS+ Edition," which I'm pretty sure they came out and said later that it would only include select cars and tracks and that they'd offer the ability to upgrade to the full version.

Seeing that in one of their videos they felt like they needed to mention that the PS+ version contains the same social features the retail version does tells me that it'll have a limited set of cars and tracks. If anything it's like what MS is doing with KI.

1 Character does not equal some cars and tracks^^

#26 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (500 posts) -

Wish Evolution was making a sequel to the original Motor Storm. Loved that game!!

#27 Edited by Marcsman (3295 posts) -

@ninja_welshman said:

Wish Evolution was making a sequel to the original Motor Storm. Loved that game!!

It all went downhill with Pacific Rift. So says the former King of all Big Rigs.

#28 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (500 posts) -
@marcsman said:

@ninja_welshman said:

Wish Evolution was making a sequel to the original Motor Storm. Loved that game!!

It all went downhill with Pacific Rift. So says the former King of all Big Rigs.

Agreed. Used to set up all bike lobbies. It was the closest thing to Road Rash I playing the generation.

The last one was just awful.

#29 Posted by Vrikk (953 posts) -

This is pretty fantastic, no matter when it was announced.

#30 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2502 posts) -

@marcsman said:

@ninja_welshman said:

Wish Evolution was making a sequel to the original Motor Storm. Loved that game!!

It all went downhill with Pacific Rift. So says the former King of all Big Rigs.

Apocalypse was still pretty great tho.

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