According to a post on the official Driveclub Facebook account the anticipated PlayStation Plus edition has been postponed seemingly indefinitely.
The free edition of Driveclub was supposed to be released during the October 7th launch of the title for PlayStation Plus subscribers but was delayed until November of this year. However according to Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's World Wide Studios, the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub will postponed until further notice. According to several other websites covering this Driveclub has had a number of problems since release and this announcement only further damages the title and, as a result of poor handling, Sony.
"We are also very conscious that we have disappointed so many of you who were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing DRIVECLUB. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice."The full Facebook message from Shuhei Yoshida can be found here.