Confirmed: DriveClub Has Been Delayed

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SCE Worldwide Studios President, Shuhei Yoshida, took to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that DriveClub has been delayed. Evolution Studios will work on getting the game ready for an early 2014 release which obviously means it will miss the PS4’s North American and European launches.

Yoshida’s statement:

 “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.

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, and Battlefield 4 to name but a few, as well as the incredible list of indie games coming to PS4. A broad portfolio of games will be available on PS4 before the end of the year, and with games such as inFAMOUS Second Son, The Order 1886, Destiny, Watch Dogs and now DRIVECLUB coming next year, the strength of the software line-up on PS4 is unprecedented.”

This will of course change the PlayStation Plus plans for the PS4’s launch as a DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition was planned, but don’t worry because a replacement game has already been announced. Contrast will be joining Resogun in the Instant Game Collection on the PS4’s launch. If you are unfamiliar with Compulsion Games’ Contrast check out our previous posts here.

Source: PlayStation Blog US and EU

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Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

Just a nerd from the Windy City. I’m actually really bad at describing myself because I get all self-critical and self-conscious. Follow me on Twitter, @The1stMJC, to see my borderline insane rants on tv shows and other non important subjects. If I’m not tweeting I’m probably just watching Buffy or Firefly for the millionth time.

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