Driveclub’s Release Date Pegged on Last Day of E3 by Dell; Matches Previous Rumors
by Giuseppe Nelva on April 6, 2014 1:48 AM 26@abriael
Driveclub still doesn’t have an official release date, but Dell is now sending out emails to customers pegging the launch day on June 12th. The date appeared on the site as well.
That’s definitely an interesting date. It’s not the end or the beginning of a fiscal quarter (which would be the telltale sign of a placeholder), and it matches previous rumors started by the ItalianOfficial PlayStation Magazine that mentioned a possible release in June.
Even more interestingly, June 12th is the last day of E3. The possibility is definitely intriguing, as Sony could use the release of the massively anticipated racing game to draw more attention on its line-up during the show.
Normally E3 is about games that won’t be released for a long while, but having a big first party release right around the corner could definitely help in grabbing the spotlight. Interestingly enough, a very similar initiative was taken with The Last of Us, that released the day after last year’s E3.
The game also recently appeared on Sony’s own rewards site, but was then removed, as the site normally offers only games that have already been released.
Of course we should consider this with a much needed serving of skepticism until Sony makes an official announcement, but the date seems realistic. Will it be real? We’ll have to wait and see.
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It would seem this game isn't too far off around the bend. If this release date holds true, it shows that Sony has a lot of confidence in this being a hard hitter this summer. I can tell you that this is one game that I preordered my PS4 to have so it's good that it didn't fall off the map like the rumor mill would have you believe.