Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios recently took to the official Playstation blog to announce a rather disappointing delay, that their socially connected racing game developed by Evolution Studios would be delayed until early-2014.
With this announcement comes another concern, the game was set to come as a Playstation Plus Edition for when the Playstation 4 is first released, and given that everyone will receive free days when they pick up their console… mean’t that gamers are one title down when it comes to out-of-the-box goodies come launch. Mr Yoshida have announced that while the game will still be available as part of the Instant Game Collection at its launch, Contrast from Compulsion Games will take its place.
Mr Yoshida had this to say:
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, 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.
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.