New PS4 Game Has a Very Stupid "Upgrade"

By Luke Plunkett on at

Driveclub is an upcoming PS4 racing game that, in the absence of a next-gen Gran Turismo, is something a lot of people are looking forward. Just be careful which version you buy.

To help lure you in, a "free" copy of the game is being made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers. It's obviously scaled down, with only a few tracks and cars available, though it will let you try out every game mode.

If you like what you play and want the full package, you've got two options. There's a physical copy being sold on Blu-Ray which, at $60, will be your standard racing game. All the tracks, all the cars, you know the deal. You'll need a PS+ subscription for multiplayer, but everything else is yours so long as the disc and your PS4 survive.

Or, you can "upgrade" the free version to a full PlayStation Plus edition, which is downloadable (and $10 cheaper, at $50). Like the disc edition, this will give you access to everything, only with a catch: it'll be tied to your PS+ account. Stop subscribing and you won't be able to access the content, even though you paid $50 for it.

So, um, yeah. Fuck that. Get the Blu-Ray version or don't get it at all.