Evolution Studios has confirmed that DriveClub will still be a PlayStation Plus title, and that’ll only include 10 cars and 5 tracks; these tracks will all be set in one country and will have 11 variants.
Game director Paul Rustchynsky has stated that this amount was always the intention, and that this hasn’t changed over the development period.
The PlayStation Plus Edition hasn’t changed,” he wrote. “It’s hardly a demo because you get access to all of the game’s features online and offline.
The difference is that you only have 10 cars and you can only race in one country (which gives you access to five tracks with 11 distinct variants).
However, he has previously stated that,
Yes, the PS Plus version will be the exact same as the full version, except that it may be missing a few assets such as cars or tracks, that will be found in the full version. However the online multiplayer, the asynchronous challenges and the single player campaign will all be present in the PS Plus version. The PS Plus version gives us to the biggest open community, day one. This game is all about socialising.”
For a racing game, 10 cars and 5 tracks is quite a tiny amount, especially as it’s assumed that there will be plenty more in the overall number available in-game.
With DriveClub releasing sometime later this year, it might be wise to pick up the full game if you want a meatier experience, as the PS+ version seems to be heavily skinned to its bare essentials, and will presumably affect your ability to play with those who own the full games tracks.
DriveClub will also be facing tough competition with The Crew, and most likely another Need for Speed title. Hopefully DriveClub will be able to iron out its problems by release, as it’s visually gorgeous with a great team behind it.