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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I'm not really into racing games, but man, there have to be a lot of angry racing fans that pre-ordered for this game. It's almost a bait and switch:

1. Announce awesome launch titles to get more preorders

2. Delay the game within a month of launch

3. Profit because gamers are too lazy/excited/unaware to cancel their pre-orders

Bad move, Sony.

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Way to go Sony just give us a Indy game instead of the promised AAA Title. With all those delays its not even worth getting it anymore. I'm gonna cancel my pre-order and wait until the are some good games to play. I dont know about other ppl. but I don't enjoy playing Indy games and I certainly don't 400 Euros to play " I phone " games. .....

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it really doesn't look so great a game, does it? and the fact that it goes for free alongside two 2D sidescrolling games kind of ensures it isn't a replacement for gran turismo, but just a filler...

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Take your time, build quality...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> i agree - if they notice something needs more work - let them get it right. I would rather wait than pay money and notice something wrong with the game.

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I know Forza is great but damn driveclub don't be that scared!

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@Oğuzhan Çetin You can't compare GTA to a true racer. They're probably pushing the game back so they can hit the 60 frames per second they were targeting.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They seen Forza and got scared, 60fps!

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LOL please.

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@Chris Charlton I'll take it.

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NoGamesStation 4

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im not for racing games so its not really affecting me much, (tho i have psn+) but the alternative is not so bad (for me anyway) if were getting a another free game then its worth the wait.

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Just me think that it is kinda a bad omen that this isn't the first next gen game that is delayed?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Many of these publicly traded game companies (like Ubisoft with WatchDogs) are trying to space out the release of their AAA titles so they don't canabalize each others sales.

Game companies know there are only so many dollars gamers will spend at launch, so spreading out their releases will help their sales.

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@Anthony Baggies Brockhurst Yeah, most Xbone launch games are 360 ports. I think the only exception is Filler Instinct and that's nothing to write home about.

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Yeah, Watch Dogs hurts the PS4 more than this does.

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@Anthony Baggies Brockhurst

Actually, most of them are ports of the PC versions. Some of the current gen iteration ports are even being outsourced.

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In retrospect, Greatness Awaits probably wasn't a good catchphrase.

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Delaystation 4. lol

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Hahahahhaha!

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Another reason to wait till next year to go next gen.

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Well better cancel my PS4 preorder now since It's only going to have Killzone and Knack for the next 6 months.

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Greatness Delayed!

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Any random indie game delayed to 2014...PS4 fails lol
I am sure the PS4 will do still good and thats a good thing so MS cant become lazy.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Evolution Studios isn't "indie." Might want to get your facts straight in future.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I never said that.
I am making fun of this and pointed out that people would go also crazy if any random indie game got delayed.

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I'll wait for my free game. Better than playing a rushed full retail microtransaction gladiator game.

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You mean free demo of Drive Club.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> For one second i thought you speak about Spartacus which is indeed a F2P game...which could make sense.But Ryse?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Damn Rican, you're on full damage control mode. I don't see what Driveclub being delayed has anything to do with other games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >>To be fair that was a little incentive for the passionate X1 lovers to stay in the comments section. I miss the community.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Your vulgarity is offensive.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I never said disruptive. I said that it was incentive for a nice friendly debate amongst passionate gamers.

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