Driveclub delayed to early 2014, Sony confirms

"We can assure you that it will be worth the wait."

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Sony has confirmed previous reports that Evolution Studios' racer Driveclub has been delayed.

"SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Driveclub and Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition until early 2014," wrote Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida.

"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."

A version of the game, which was due to be released alongside the PlayStation 4 on November 15, was also to be included as a free download for PlayStation Plus members. Instead, Sony will offer Contrast as an alternative, and confirmed that the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub will follow in 2014.

"This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members’ Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released. For the PS4 launch, in addition to Resogun, I’m pleased to announce that Contrast, the highly anticipated game from Compulsion Games will also be available to PlayStation Plus members for free as part of Instant Game Collection," said Yoshida.

"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."

"And PlayStation 4 gamers will have no shortage of titles to play this year. At launch alone, we have Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, to name but a few, as well as the incredible list of Indie games coming to PS4."

"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."

Earlier this week Ubisoft confirmed that its highly-anticipated next-gen launch title Watch Dogs had also been delayed into 2014.

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Wow... the launch line up is dwindling really quickly.

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LOL, They tried to rush a racing game to compete with Forza and didn't get it done in time. Very poor and I'm glad I decided to wait on the PS4.

Xbox One has enough big titles to warrant a purchase at launch.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> you are a joke

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<< LINK REMOVED >> A few 360 ports enough to warrant a launch purchase? LMAO

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360 ports???

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Sony even releasing anything ?

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I agree with comments below, the launch line up is weak. Battlefield 4 and Killzone shadow fall are only games looking forward to at launch

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Sony is doing a good job killing their early momentum. It's amusing to see so many people jumping ship back to Xbox. Just shows how fickle gamers really are.

In all honesty, I see no reason for anyone to get a ps4 or xbone this year. I'm still getting one though because this is the first console launch where I've had the financial means to blow $400 on something I don't really need, and AC4 is looking pretty damn good on PS4 and Knack is really appealing to the gamer in me that never grew up.

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Glad I didn't pre-order any of the next-gen consoles. There's nothing interesting coming out on any of them for the first few months.

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Even though I preordered, I agree that both X-1 and PS4 have weak launch line up

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Microsoft will have 8 exclusive titles at launch, Sony only 3 now.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> sony also have a butt ton of free to play games like warframe and planetside 2 available at launch. for free.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Sure they do. But that doesn't help me if those 8 ain't interesting in the slightest to me ;)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Couldn't agree more. Weakest line-up for a new gen ever.

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And with his newly found powers The Trolly senses that the next gen will be just like the last one sony will have a bumpy start and microsoft will release an faulty product. He said it, it will be!

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Disappointing.....................

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This really doesnt bother me but I'm more happy about getting Contrast instead of Drivers Clib since Im not much of a racing fan

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I don't mind. Way to many awesome games released this year already. This actually gives me a fighting chance to catch up. ^^

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So there's going to be no next-gen games coming this year then?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nah who cares. There's plenty of current gen titles coming out to last the rest of the year anyways ^^

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Well I'd rather have a polished and functional game, than a buggy feature lacking rushed game. And, Contrast free isn't a bad deal. All in due time, it's not like there isn't a massive amount of good games coming out at launch, or that are out already to keep people busy.

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Just like I said it would be. I think i have powers now, from now on i will refer to myself in the third person, bow before me internetz

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Non-issue. Drive Club will appear a matter of months after the console release looking better than ever and the PS+ Version will still be there. On top of that, people get another free game beforehand to make up.


What's more, PS4's lineup still looks better than the Xbone's collection of dull 360 ports.

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Also thank god! Knack is confirmed to be a launch title. :p

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Oh well at least they are trying to make it look its best

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Disappointing news, but can't say I'm surprised, game looked like it needed a lot of work.

Wonder if Sony are regretting the decision to shutter Studio Liverpool now? A great looking Wipeout title available at launch would have made their lineup look a lot more tempting.


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You know what sucks. When people pester game companies, who are trying to make their games better...

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Whats next I wonder . . . No doubt all the console fanboys will at each others throats about it.