A few days ago Sony announced that if you upgraded your free PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub to the full version (paying $50 in the process) it would poof if you allowed your subsciption to run out, causing dismay between fans.
Today the house of PlayStation did a full and very welcome 180, announcing that things have changed:
UPDATE: Our priority for DRIVECLUB is to enable you to play and enjoy everything it has to offer and PlayStation recognises that the prior plan for DRIVECLUB entitlement for the upgrade to the PS Plus edition was not appropriate. As a result, we have adjusted the PlayStation Plus terms for DRIVECLUB.
Now, If you intend on downloading DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition, and upgrading to the full game experience, you will have access to the full game even if your PlayStation Plus subscription runs out.
Honestly, I was absolutely surprised to see that someone at Sony thought the previous plan would be accepted by the game’s fans. A $10 discount is way too little to warrant tying your ownership of the game to a subscription.
Luckily Sony saw the light and amended the mistake. All’s right with the world. Hopefully the backlash made them learn the lesson.