Driveclub delayed to early 2014
posted on 10.18.13 at 07:36 AM EST by (@salromano)
Extra time means 'better visuals and experience.'

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.”

  • Elvick

    I’m happy with it, I get Contrast instead. More interesting game for me in PS+ than PS+ Edition of DriveClub.

    • Sevyne

      Yeah, Getting Contrast instead is definitely a nice perk to Drive Club’s delay.

  • Alkhan

    I don’t know a single person who was excited for DriveClub. I forgot it even existed.

    • McPoo

      Same, it’s like one of the most uninteresting types of games they could have launched with.

    • bloodiOS

      Well, not many seem to care about the game until Xbox enthusiasts caught the rumour of it, a first-party launch title for the PS4, being delayed.

  • bloodiOS

    Might as well make it launch globally on the same date as the PS4 in Japan, and it better be 1080p@60fps XD

  • 罪罰

    Welp, at least theres Killzone.

  • b4lmung

    it’s ok for me since i’m no good with driving game :)

  • DarthBrian

    Welp, at least there’s Knack.

  • syaznifaiq

    Smart desicion . driveclub is an online game ,so Sony want more player around the world to play this game at the same time .. not only US and European gamers , so they decide to wait for asian gamers to receive their ps4 at 2014

  • Budgiecat

    Gran Turismo 6

  • badmoogle

    The game already looked really good IMO so i guess after the delay it will look incredible and also run at 60fps.
    Definitely one of the games i’ll get once i buy a PS4.

    Sucks for early adopters though and Contrast looks as a poor replacement.Sony should have offered Knack instead as a free game.

    • Sevyne

      I guess opinions are going to strongly differ on this, but I really don’t have much interest in Knack. I’m actually glad we’re getting Contrast.

      • badmoogle

        Just curious what is it from Contrast that you like so much?Is it the gameplay?Because if it is then maybe you should try Hudson’s A Shadow’s Tale on Wii.Contrast’s gameplay looks like a rip-off from that game.

    • Elvick

      They aren’t giving out a $60 game.

      Even DriveClub wasn’t. It was a fraction of a $60 game, with DLC to complete it.

      So why would they replace DriveClub **PS+ Edition** with a full retail game?

      Right, they wouldn’t.

      • badmoogle

        Knack will be free in Japan.Just saying.

        • Elvick

          As a packed in downloadable code, because of the console delay, not as a part of PS+.

          Try again.

          • badmoogle

            lol there’s no need to try again.I proved that Knack could be offered as a free game it’s not my problem that you’re trying too hard to avoid accepting defeat.:p

  • artemisthemp

    This leaves PS4 with only 2 exclusive titles (Retail) – Knack and Shadow Fall.
    It’s not good to only have 2 exclusive titles, but looking on the bright side Contrast is free :)

  • Robbyfishersora

    That really suck.