Update May 30: The PS Plus Edition will be released alongside the full version of the game, game director Paul Rustchynsky has confirmed. The free version will offer a selection of cars and tracks from the complete version, which Rustchynsky says is "the perfect way for those new to the genre to get an idea of what the full DRIVECLUB experience is all about".
More details about the PS Plus Edition will be revealed very soon.
Original story: Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition, a free to download version of the game for PS Plus subscribers, will still be released, despite the extended delay for the game, Sony has confirmed to VideoGamer.
"Yes, the PlayStation Plus version is still happening," a Sony spokesperson confirmed.
A Sony blog post confirmed an October 10 UK release date, but made no mention of the PS Plus Edition.
Regarding the PS Plus Edition, Evolution told VideoGamer back in June 2013 that it would have less content than the regular game.
"The only difference between the PS Plus edition and the boxed retail is that there's a slightly scaled down version of content," said senior designer Ben Gouldstone.
"We haven't released specific details about what we're going to refine for the PS Plus Edition yet, but in terms of the gambit of features, you're going to be able to issue challenges, you're doing to be able to do asynchronous online races, you're going to have all of the single player content in terms of events. The specifics we haven't gone into yet but you're going to have the full gaming experience."
Sony hasn't said exactly what content will be missing from the PS Plus Edition.
You can pre-order Driveclub from Amazon and you're protected by the price guarantee - if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lowest price.