Sony is no longer prepared to refer to the free-to-play edition of Driveclub as a simple matter of time.

In an interview with Metro, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Jim Ryan was evasive when asked if the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub would ever be released.

“That’s still being looked at,” said Ryan.

When the interviewer pressed Ryan to guarantee whether the game would eventually be released, Ryan replied, “I can’t say anything at this stage.”

Two weeks ago, developer Evolution Studio said it was making progress on the overdue PlayStation Plus edition.

"We’re getting there, but there’s still a lot of server development needed to support the PS+ Edition," said Evolution on Twitter.