Sony confirms DriveClub delay

Sony has delayed the release of PS4 racer DriveClub from this November to “early 2014”. The “difficult decision” to push back Evolution Studios’ game was explained by Shuhei Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

“DriveClub will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision — and I’m fully confident the game will surpass your expectations,” he said. "We understand that the delay is disappointing news, but can assure you that the reason we have made this decision is to ensure that when DriveClub launches, it will realize the next gen racing vision.

“DriveClub is a really ambitious racing title and the game is looking stunning," Yoshida added. "The extra time we’re giving the team means the visuals and overall experience are only going to get better. We can assure you that it will be worth the wait.”

A free, stripped down version of the game featuring less cars and tracks will still be offered to PlayStation Plus members when the title releases, but not in time for the PS4 launch as previously planned. For the PS4 launch, in addition to Resogun, Sony will now offer a free copy of Contrast to PS Plus members as part of the Instant Game Collection.

The company has also announced plans to offer Plus members access to an exclusive open weekend Killzone Shadow Fall multiplayer trial on December 28 and 29.

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  • archnite - October 19, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    That makes Sony one down interms of launch exclusives (if you count RYSE as a game), even if DriveClub could have stood against Forza 5 now they have nothing of equal. Too bad, guess I'll just be getting BF4 and not much else 'til Infamous time.
  • chad-munn - October 21, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    Why the hell wouldn't you count RYSE as a game? Not only is it 'a game', it's one of if not the best looking game on both systems. It's got a lot of hype surrounding it AND it looks like it's going to be a lot deeper than a typical hack and slash from the stuff we've seen on YouTube from the AreaOne events. I'm just sayin- that's a pretty ignorant comment about not counting it as a game. Very ignorant.
  • stitchjones - October 18, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    This has gotten old. First Watch Dogs, now this. What real punch does the PS4 have now? I mean let's face it, Killzone will get delayed next at this point....... :-( Okay Watch Dogs is multi-platform, but it still stings.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - October 18, 2013 9:27 a.m.

  • rpawloski2458 - October 18, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    I don't see much of a reason to pick up a next-gen system at launch. Both the Xbox One and PS4 seem to have launch lineups dominated by cross-gen games. I'll make the jump when I see games create experiences that justify the "next-gen" moniker.
  • supaMcnugget - October 18, 2013 6:08 a.m.

    I have to say that it's certainly disappointing for me. Yeah, Resogun looks cool but I was really looking forward to Drive Club! Due to budget reasons, the only games I will have for the PS4 are whatever they offer for PS+. As such, I won't have a whole lot to play on launch day :( I'm still excited, but I have to agree with Swedish_Chef that the launch lineup is pretty slim for those who aren't interesting in shooters.
  • Swedish_Chef - October 18, 2013 4:30 a.m.

    Sad to say but the PS4's launch lineup is looking pretty barren right now. :( It's at the least as bad as PS3's launch lineup, but unless you really like Killzone there doesn't seem to be much incentive to pick one up right away.
  • Temperance11 - October 18, 2013 5:28 a.m.

    Yup, I cancelled my pre-order a couple days ago. Gonna wait until they work all the inevitable kinks out and all he really cool stuff isn't coming out until next year anyway.

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