Driveclub has been delayed from its November 15 launch date to early 2014.
According to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, “the team [at Evolution Studios] requires more time in order to deliver on their vision.”
A PlayStation Plus Edition of Driveclub was also supposed to launch with PlayStation 4 on November 15. This, too, has been delayed. But to hold players over, Sony has added Contrast, Compulsion’s puzzle platformer of light and shadow, as a free download for PlayStation Plus members on the same day.
Sony is also offering PlayStation Plus members an “Open Weekend” trial of Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer from December 28 to 29.
“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,” Yoshida said. “And PlayStation 4 gamers will have no shortage of titles to play this year.
“Driveclub is a really ambitious racing title and the game is looking stunning. 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.”