Driveclub VR is revving up for launch on PlayStation VR in two weeks’ time, but not everyone is overjoyed at the arrival of the immersive racer.
Some owners of the original game, which hit PlayStation 4 back in 2014, are upset that they’re being charged for the new content, especially when that title saw so much post-launch support. Sony and developer Evolution Studios have tried to explain that the new content featured here is worthy of a full new game. Today, however, it’s offering a compromise for anyone that’s already purchased the first title’s season pass.
Anyone that bought the pass before today will be able to ‘upgrade’ to get the game at around half of its original price. That’s $19.99 compared to the original $39.99 listing.
Don’t be fooled by the new deal; the developers are adamant that Driveclub VR is a full new game and not something that could have easily been implemented as a free patch. Evolution Studios’ Paul Rustchynsky, who now works with the team at its new home at Codemasters, clarified as much back in August with the below tweet.
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) September 22, 2016
In a PlayStation Blog post, Sony confirmed that most of the game had been developed by Evolution itself before Sony parted ways with the team earlier this year. Once the developer was handed off to Codemasters, a handful of veterans and internal developers at Sony helped finish the project.
Will this season pass discount be enough to tide over fans that aren’t satisfied with the developer’s answer?
Either way, Driveclub VR is still shaping up to be one of PlayStation VR’s more promising launch titles, and it’s all the more important now that the VR-compatible Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed out of 2017.