Rumours had been circulating from valid sources that the PS4 exclusive DriveClub would be delayed at launched. Well Sony has this morning officially confirmed the delay on their Playstation Blog.
SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of DRIVECLUB and DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition until early 2014. 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.
This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members' Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released. For the PS4 launch, in addition to Resogun, I'm pleased to announce that Contrast, the highly anticipated game from Compulsion Games will also be available to PlayStation Plus members for free as part of Instant Game Collection.
- Shuhei Yoshida
So there you have it, one more reason to compliment David Jagneaux's article 8 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a PS4 or XB1 at Launch. What do you think of this delay? Does it affect you? How much was you looking forward to playing DriveClub?
As someone who's tried the game before, I will say that it was a fun experience given its social features and challenges. We never got a specific reason for the delay besides the fact that developer Evolution Studios wants more time to deliver their vision. But I am sure the game will exceed expectations upon launch.
Let us know what you think.