Long story short, the free PS Plus version of Driveclub was not added to the store when it was updated yesterday, leading many to question why. The reason is that since the Driveclub servers have been having issues with the game already, Evolution did not want to increase stress by allowing even more players to join. Therefore, they decided to delay the PS+ Edition until the servers are running more reliably. Here’s a quote from their post on Facebook today:
In order to help all DRIVECLUB players who have the game already, we’re temporarily holding back the PS Plus Edition and the My DRIVECLUB app to ease the load and traffic to the servers. This should give players a better chance of connecting to the game servers and, once the servers are operating well, we’ll be sure to let you know when the PS Plus Edition and My DRIVECLUB app will be available to download.
To our PS Plus fans, we’re sorry you’re having to wait longer to play, but we want to ensure that when you come on board, you get the best experience possible….
…We’ll keep you regularly updated on our progress as we work round the clock to improve connectivity.
There you have it! In all honesty, this seems like a pretty solid idea. Although I’m not a fan of how Evolution has been handling the development and delaying of Driveclub, or the modification of the PS Plus Edition terms, I can understand why they decided to hold back on the free version for now. It is probably what I would do in that situation. How about you?