Originally Posted by Johnny Mnemonic
Yep, I'm a paid owner and hoping for the same.
But can we really complain for this? It's sad to see technical issues prevent timely release but the rest is self entitled BS.
Also it was never the whole game, but a "ps plus edition". Check the E3 slides to verify.
I also see people complain about the free PS+ titles. At least there you are paying a subscription, but that program leads the industry in pure value. But no AAA title this month ensures nerd rage.
Whaaa? A year delay, an ambiguous reference to a PS+ edition with little explanation until the last few weeks/months, and now a release that pulls the promised free version, but maintains the paid ones?
It's not self-entitled BS, it's holding a company accountable for their shady marketing practices. And I should go on record to say that I never intended to buy this game, but perhaps will download the free version to take it for a spin. I'm just not a big racer fan.
But that's not the point. The point is they say they're experiencing server problems and to counter that with not releasing the free version. Are they continuing to sell the full game? Yep. Might those sales also lead to an excessive server load? Just doesn't seem to pass the sniff test. One almost has to wonder if they're engaging in a bit of trickery. I'm sure a large percentage of consumers never realized there was going to be a free version. Perhaps this is the developers way of increasing their sales.
Add all of that to the tidbit of a $10 preorder bonus and you have to wonder if they knew they had a doomed launch.
I'm not angry, slighted, or in any way miffed. What I am is mystified by this one year late release and the way in which they handled yesterday's release. And give me a break, "server issues." It's 2014 and you have to have a pretty good idea about what the install base is going to look like. Server issues are still a thing?