Final Update 1:50 PDT: Game Director Paul Rustchynsky just announced that the PS Plus Edition has been officially delayed in order to ease server traffic.
With the release of Driveclub, many were waiting for the free PlayStation Plus edition, promised for today, but it simply didn’t appear with the rest of the PlyStation Plus content.
The strange thing is that Sony isn’t making any comment about it, at all, anywhere, and fans are definitely starting to get upset about it.
The only comment from Evolution about the issue is that the game is having server problems and they are being addressed, while the company is investigating if there’s a “wider issue” behind the errors. This might be the cause behind the delay, as Sony might not want to irremediably clog already malfunctioning servers, but even in this case, communication would be the key, and thus far communication did not happen.
We’ll keep you updated on the issue, and let you know whether the game’s free edition appears or at least we get word from Sony, but for the moment silence reigns.
Update 4:45 PDT: apparently the good folks at PlayStation Universe got word from Sony that the PlayStation Plus edition will be online “within the next hour or so”
Update 7:37 PDT: since the “hour or so” has passed, we’ve reached out to Sony ourselves requesting further information, and we’ll update if they get back to us with anything relevant.