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DriveClub PlayStation Plus edition only available while subscription is valid

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DriveClub players who wish to upgrade from the free PlayStation Plus edition of the game to the full version will only be able to access it while their PS Plus subscription is active, Evolution Studios community development manager Jamie Brayshaw announced via the PlayStation Blog.

The PlayStation Plus edition includes the India location, 10 cars, 11 tracks and access to all of the game's modes. The full version, which must be purchased, includes the complete roster of cars, tracks and locations. Those who upgrade from the free version can do so for only $49.99 — $10 cheaper than the game's $59.99 price tag.

Players who upgrade to the full edition from the free version will also be able to keep the trophies and points they've earned. The full version includes five locations, 50 cars, 50 tour events and 55 tracks. According to Brayshaw, Evolution Studios chose to offer players free content because DriveClub is "inherently next-gen."

"It's about accessibility for all and building a community of gamers who love online play," Brayshaw wrote. "DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition is designed to be a quick and easy way for gamers all over the world to join the DriveClub community. You can take part in all the game modes, set, send and compete in challenges, and race online against others in the DriveClub community."

DriveClub launches for PlayStation 4 Oct. 7, follow a delay from its "early 2014 launch." The full game will be available both in stores and as a downloadable title.