We think Sony may have bit themselves in the foot with what they have arranged for their long-delayed racing games Driveclub. This pertains in particular to Playstation Plus subscribers.
Here’s the text verbatim from the Playstation Blog post announcing it:
We think you’ll have a lot of fun playing DRIVECLUB once it launches on October 7th, digitally via the PlayStation store and on Blu-ray at your local retailer. If you’re 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 $49.99. 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.
If you’re not an active PlayStation Plus member, you can still get DRIVECLUB via the PlayStation Store or your local retailer on Blu-ray.
Further replies indicate that the data is actually in your machine, but you lose access to it when you drop your subscription. However. that is not why people are angry.
People are angry because it is not what Sony initially promised, as enterprising fans researched and verified here. Sony changed their wording, but everyone thought it was a one time payment with no strings attached. Fans are now clamoring for change.
Sony has apparently been ‘researching’ the issue, but of course, that wording alone is enough to arouse suspicion. We do hope Sony can make things right with their fans, and we will keep you up to date on this situation.