Driveclub still coming this year - Sony

#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69895 posts) -

Driveclub will still come this year according to Sony. They are still working on the game, and it's most likely a summer release. According to shops where i live here in europe it's going to be released late July, but take that with a grain of salt.

The absence of the game in the “spring” release window probably means that we can expect it in the summer at the earliest, as it’s doubtful that such a relevant first party game would launch without a few months of buildup from the announcement of the final release date. Of course I’d be very happy to be proven wrong on this, but at least now we know that we won’t have to wait for 2015.

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#2 Posted by Randolph (10437 posts) -

I honestly don't think I even care anymore. They've jerked us around too much on this one, the hype has died.

#3 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69895 posts) -

@Randolph said:

I honestly don't think I even care anymore. They've jerked us around too much on this one, the hype has died.

I really want this to come out

#4 Posted by RimacBugatti (1189 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride:

It's been so long that this game better put Forza 5 to shame otherwise they should cancel the release. It may end up being the best racing game but it's going to be very hard to beat Forza 5. I really don't see how they will be able to beat Forza 5. Graphically I'm sure it will be superior but handling wise I'm curious as to what they will be able to come up with.

#5 Edited by The_Last_Ride (69895 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride:

It's been so long that this game better put Forza 5 to shame otherwise they should cancel the release. It may end up being the best racing game but it's going to be very hard to beat Forza 5. I really don't see how they will be able to beat Forza 5. Graphically I'm sure it will be superior but handling wise I'm curious as to what they will be able to come up with.

I haven't tried Forza 5, but i have played the living hell out of the last 3 Forza games, and those have been my favorite racing games ever. So yeah, they need to convince me aswell.

#6 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

Meh. Can't even pretend to care anymore. I was barely interested in this one as a launch title just to see how good it could make use of the Playstation's superior hardware to show off some car porn.

But when you say things like "Back to the drawing board" on a game that is already half a year into it's delay with no solid time frame set for release, there's just no way I can be excited for it. Even if it came out, if rumors are true about a new Forza Horizon being just on the... err... horizon, then I'll be sticking with the series I've enjoyed for a decade. At most, Driveclub will be a PS+ curiosity that I'll download if it's free, but likely never invest much time in.

#7 Posted by firefox59 (4350 posts) -

Meh. Can't even pretend to care anymore. I was barely interested in this one as a launch title just to see how good it could make use of the Playstation's superior hardware to show off some car porn.

But when you say things like "Back to the drawing board" on a game that is already half a year into it's delay with no solid time frame set for release, there's just no way I can be excited for it. Even if it came out, if rumors are true about a new Forza Horizon being just on the... err... horizon, then I'll be sticking with the series I've enjoyed for a decade. At most, Driveclub will be a PS+ curiosity that I'll download if it's free, but likely never invest much time in.

I don't know how you go from people leaving the studio and back to the drawing board to, 'oh know guys don't worry, this will be released in 3-5 months. This is damage and image control, that's all.

#8 Posted by Areez (6278 posts) -

Whats Drive Club? Just joking. I hope we get an update at E3. This game was one of the reasons I picked up a PS4.

#9 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69895 posts) -

@Areez said:

Whats Drive Club? Just joking. I hope we get an update at E3. This game was one of the reasons I picked up a PS4.

I hope they announce it's getting a release date for the summer or something

#10 Posted by guynamedbilly (12938 posts) -

I don't really get the "they missed my hype boat" way of thinking. Once the game comes out, if it's good, I'll still like it and if it interests me enough, I'll still buy it. What happened 6 months ago won't matter.

I certainly hope it's good because I don't imagine The Crew will be that great and a new Gran Turismo is probably 2-3 years away.

#11 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Lol sonys pr is awful.

#12 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

I don't really get the "they missed my hype boat" way of thinking. Once the game comes out, if it's good, I'll still like it and if it interests me enough, I'll still buy it. What happened 6 months ago won't matter.

I certainly hope it's good because I don't imagine The Crew will be that great and a new Gran Turismo is probably 2-3 years away.

It's not a matter of missing the launch opportunity so much as the ensuing months. First it's a delay, then it's a lack of any information, then phrases like "Back to the drawing board". This leads me to the conclusion that their initial vision wasn't strong enough to sustain itself. I hope I'm wrong, but when the best thing they can think to sayto the press is "whoops... do-over!" it doesn't inspire confidence in the game or IP or the studio that led to this state.

Couple that with the lead developer being let go (or choosing to go) and it leaves me no other option but to assume this is a product in distress. While it's not unheard of for a troubled project to yield positive results, these are not good signs. It's a sign that working up hype for the game is foolhardy.

I mean sure, if it comes out to rave reviews and good word of mouth then I'll absolutely give it as much consideration as any other game. But the point where I felt comfortable in looking forward to it's release has passed. It's up to them to win me back over. Let's face it, there is no shortage of good racing games, even great ones. I'd feel safe calling it a crowded genre. So it's not like I am in desperate need of another racer. I already have Forza 5, NCG, Burnout, and DiRT. I can race for hours any day of the week and not see the same track were I inclined to do so.

They had their best shot at launch. When showing off the new game, new IP, on new hardware would have been novel. But now I've already played numerous great looking racers on PC and the other Next Gen console and even a little NFS on the PS4 in the interim.

#13 Posted by RimacBugatti (1189 posts) -

It sounds to me that they never had any intention of releasing the game at launch. I just think they realized they could use this title to lure everybody into going for PS4 instead of Forza 5 because they knew Forza 5 would be the title to sell the Xbone. And then they use the excuse well I guess we'll have to delay until further notice. Sorry but a game that was suppose to launch wouldn't need 6 months of modifications. I think when they saw Forza 5 they went into panic mode! Forza 5 is the best racer on consoles ever. I haven't played any racers on PC but I can imagine it has to be intense.