driveclubThe PlayStation Plus edition of DriveClub will be ‘cautiously’ released on the 25th June, Sony has announced.

The version of the game will be made free for subscribers to PlayStation Plus and will provide access to 15 cars and all 13 tracks.

“We’ve spent a long time preparing for this launch after some difficult and unexpected set-backs.” Worldwide Studios’ president Shuhei Yoshida said in a post on the PlayStation Blog. “To make absolutely certain that all players have the smoothest and most stable experience possible we are going to be duly cautious about how we release the game this time around.”

Initially, the game will launch with Offline mode only, with online capabilities being added gradually to try and avoid the problems that affected the game when it launched back in October last year.

“We know that this might be frustrating after your extra wait already, but hope you can understand that we are taking extra precautions to protect your experience when you do get online.” Yoshida continued. “We want to make sure we don’t overload the servers as we invite millions of PS Plus members to download the game tomorrow.

“We have to take this precaution because DriveClub connectivity is demanding for a multiplayer game, with countless ever-growing social connections across clubs, challenges, multiplayer, and hundreds of thousands of dynamic leaderboards and activity feeds.”

Yoshida concluded by thanking the fans for their patience with the game: “Thank you to everyone who has stood by DRIVECLUB during the past year and for everyone who has accepted the extra wait for the PS Plus Edition”

The previously announced companion app will be released at a later date.

What are your thoughts on the PS Plus version finally being released.