Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Plus Edition of Driveclub has been delayed due to server issues. Driveclub just released yesterday in North America, but many players were encountering errors and were unable to play online. Evolution Studios released a post on Facebook regarding the errors and claimed the delay of the PS Plus Edition was due to these issues.
“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.” game director Paul Rustchuhnsky wrote.
He continued saying “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. Rest assured, if you’ve pre-ordered the full game upgrade from the PS Plus Edition, you will still get the full version of DRIVECLUB digitally, and if you can’t get online you’ll be able to get started offline like everybody else with single player mode as you start your DRIVECLUB tour. You’ll still be able to earn fame, unlock cars and get to grips with all of the options for playing and creating your own events and challenges – and everything you do will be synchronised with the servers when you do get connected, so you can set-up a bunch of challenges to send out to your friends as soon as you are able to join each other online.”
The PlayStation Plus Edition of Driveclub was supposed to be free for PlayStation Plus members today. It features 11 tracks, 10 cars and access to every game mode. You will also be able to upgrade to the full version of the game for $49.99. Sony has yet to announce when you can download the PS Plus Edition for free, but we’ll update you when we hear more.