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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Greatness waits....and waits....and keeps waiting......lmao

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Greatness ain't ever coming for the Kackbox Done! :D

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@GrenadeLauncher @xbox_owns_slavestation4 "Kackbox Done"? LOL you Sony sheep aren't even getting creative anymore.

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Yep. I had to read it twice because I thought he was making fun of the "KNACKbox".

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Ryse should've been delayed, now it will be in optimal quality same with KI, if it was delayed, they wouldn't need to make it F2P and it would be 1080p/60fps instead of 900p/60fps.

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KI was always going to be F2P (which I think is great for a fighter- so many characters I never touch in others).

You won't even notice that Ryse isn't full 1080p. Halo 3 caught hell for not being 720p, but when it was released, it looked better than the 720p games on the market.

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Xbox 360 could support 1080P but Xbox One can only support 900P LMFAO.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Forza 5 is native 1080p?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> i play games i need games to play at 1080p the ps4 got no games ps4 has knack

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Only game on 1080p is Forza, might want to pre-order a PS4! :D

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Both have been ravaged by early previews.

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@emptycow718 @awhite33 ?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The WiiU also supports 1080p, which makes the X1 a sad case. It can't win in anything.

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The Wii U couldn't run Ryse at 480i.

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4K upscaling, just like the PS4.

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To put things in perspective. Nobody was going to buy Driveclub to begin with, they were all going to enjoy the free PS+ edition. I'm not going to complain because Sony delayed my free game.

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Looks like the Xbots are making their last stand, oh well, their days are numbered since the failbox will be released soon with 900p, even the WiiU will have more games with 1080p than the Xbox One.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> lol i guess the majority will have much fun in playing a 720p game called GTA 5 which blows any next gen launch game(X1 or PS4)