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

What are your thoughts on the delay and the PlayStation Plus replacement game? Sound off in the comments.

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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  • ruefrak

    I love it. I’m not a big fan of driving games, and for me Driveclub was going to be a game I’d try for five minutes and never play again. Contrast seems like a game that I’ll actually put some time in and enjoy. I can see the complaints coming from the PS+ crowd who are never happy with what they get because Contrast is an indie, but the launch for the PS4 is looking great.

  • Well this sucks. Was looking forward to it. But glad they aren’t rushing it out. I thought for sure Knack would be its replacement for PSPlus.

  • Krakn3dfx

    “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” – Shigeru Miyamoto

    Good on Sony for knowing to give Evolution more time.

  • Ω GUNTZ

    :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

  • way2easy

    Awesome! so I lost my pre-order game (watchdogs) and the PS+ game (driveclub) I was interested in the most?
    Excitement for the launch is waning a bit honestly. They asked me if I wanted to pre-order anything else and I honestly couldn’t think of a game to replace watchdogs lol.