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Rumour - PS4 launch title Driveclub delayed until 2014

*Treat this as 100% rumour for now, hopefully it will turn out to be false*

TSC has had word from an source within Sony that Sony’s upcoming PS4 launch title Driveclub is delayed until spring 2014. While no reason for the delay was given it has been reported previously that the game had looked a little unfinished when shown at various events this year. (Driveclub, PS4)

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GarrusVakarian  +   843d ago
"Treat this as 100% rumour for now"

I will. Even so, ive never been one to complain when a game gets delayed. The longer the stewing the better the flavour. Provided its not stewing for too long, lol.
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black0o  +   843d ago
from the latest ad i can say #driveclub still a lunch title
GiggMan  +   843d ago
You can't go by that commercial really. Frankly I don't care as long as it's good and still free. :-)
gaffyh  +   843d ago
"We’ve had word from an anonymous source that Sony’s upcoming PS4 launch title Driveclub is delayed until spring 2014. "

The anonymous source being themselves. No-name site gets wind of a huge rumour? Extremely unlikely.
NewMonday  +   843d ago
as it stands it is an average racing game with great graphics, if they can improve the gameplay then they should.
Army_of_Darkness  +   843d ago

A lunch title eh?? Driveclub supreme sandwich! Sounds good enough to fill my stomach really fast! ;-)
Bigpappy  +   843d ago
Here is a little food for thought:

"an anonymous source" is a source that is NOT identified.

Wow, people in this tread don't seem to have all the screws in place.
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majiebeast  +   843d ago
No name site that hasnt had a story above 100 heat, makes up bogus rumour about PS4 launch game.
DeadlyFire  +   843d ago
I think Sony is willing to take a hit and launch DriveClub as it currently stands even if it was slightly flawed and recommended by insider to delay it. Considering that it is so close to launch now. Its been advertised for PS+ at launch, Its been hyped since the PS4 debut.

Although honestly I can't say I have ever seen two or well more than 2 cars racing each other in Driveclub videos. I do worry about if it will be fun. Its free on PS+ though so should get a chance to sample it whenever its out. hmm...

I could see Sony giving everyone DriveClub PS+ edition at launch and releasing the final game later as a possibility. But I don't believe that just yet.
Eonjay  +   843d ago
This isn't very likely in my honest estimation.
robotgargoyle  +   843d ago
Ha! "Lunch title"! I prefer my racing at breakfast!
iamnsuperman  +   843d ago
The won't purely because it would mean the Xbox One instantly gets a market from the racing crowd. The would release it in a sh*t state just to stop that happening
Sono421  +   843d ago
an anonymous source with no reason given? ya i'll pass...
thechosenone  +   843d ago
Good news everyone! N4G is allowing annon rumor articles to return once again to N4G. So says our lord and savior to all my Sony ponies out there lets get to work.
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Syntax-Error  +   843d ago
It wasn't as if anyone cared to begin with. Losing Watch Dogs to 2014 is more of a hit than this. If it's not a rumor it's 2 hits for PS4 since the only major launch title is Shadow Fall. If a console doesn't have more than 3 titles worth getting, why buy it at launch? Might as well wait.
Syntax-Error  +   843d ago
blackOo - That doesn't mean shit. XBL still has Watch Dogs on its dashboard as if it's coming out in a few weeks. The news hit today so no one has removed their promos yet.
Biggest  +   843d ago
What's cute about this is Bigpappy in here trying to clarify what an anonymous source is, while in a thread featuring a known source he chooses to dismiss the info immediately. I wonder if it has to do with the console featured...
LoTuZ  +   843d ago
If its a lunch title still then I hope it comes with extra cheese. But really, hopefully its not delayed!
Eonjay  +   843d ago
After doing more research, I concede that I MAY be wrong and this might be delayed. Lets wait for the verdict.
FamilyGuy  +   842d ago
This rumor is probably one of the biggest "yeah right" moments of the year.

DriveClub is coming and it'll be leaving tire tracks all over this bs.

DriveClub will be getting consistent updates throughout the course of its life, there's no way they delay its release, they'll just keep updating stuff into it.

The BIGGEST sign of this being a false rumor was the recent deal of getting 3 free months of PS+ when you buy DriveClub. They wouldn't be advertising something like this if there were a chance it'd be delayed.
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memots  +   842d ago
hmmm id like to have Driveclub for lunch. Yummy
yay111  +   842d ago
This. Is. Not. Twitter
MazzingerZ  +   842d ago
Don't care about that game, as long is it not KNACK grtting delayed I'm ok
lsujester  +   842d ago
I could see this game possibly needing to be delayed, but I doubt they will as it's been a hyped launch title since day one. However, I could see them doing something along the line of a gradual release. Since it's been relatively well known that the PS+ edition isn't the full game, I could see that they release it as is for free, then anyone who preordered or makes a purchase then gets all the extra tracks, vehicles, etc as they are released while the free edition stays the same.
nukeitall  +   842d ago
At E3 Driveclub was said by the devs themselves only to be 40% finished. Meaning with 4-5 months left the game has 60% left to finish, and still runs at 30fps aiming for 60fps.

A game should be roughly 80% complete that far into the dev cycle, with optimization and bug fixes and so on especially on a launch title.

Is this a surprise that it will be delayed?

I thought the PS4 was easy to develop for, but Sony first party is having trouble too.
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Gamer1982  +   842d ago
If this goes back until spring Sony are in hot water of what to give away free with PS+ day 1 with PS4. Maybe full multiplayer of Killzone?
Irishguy95  +   842d ago
What is the launch lineup for PS4? Seems to be dwindling now
otherZinc  +   842d ago
This can't happen,
PS4 is 50% more powerful than the XBOX ONE! Allegedly! Alleged by "Anonymous" sources!

PS4 is easier to program for, "Alleged" by "Anonymous" sources!

People are going nuts over a racing game that has shown nothing but "Ghost Cars" as AI opponents, with someones picture on the bumper, and think that crap is great...please! Then compare it to Forza 5, that has showroom cars as AI opponents or real human opponents as competition.! Please.

The game should be delayed.
sonarus  +   842d ago
extremely disappointing if true. I can't stress the extremely part enough. While there are still a number of multi platform games this knocks another title off the PS4 launch lineup. Rushing console releases ftl
ballsohard2013  +   841d ago
how did that ad turn out bro?
pyramidshead  +   843d ago
God this will be an interesting thread when this gets approved lol.

It's that oasis in the distance some users on here have been hoping for.....but is it mirage?

Would suck if this is delayed, definitely.
joefrost00  +   842d ago
I find it funny how now anonymous is now a bad word
When it was used infront of developer says the ps4 is 50 percent more powerful
Nobody was questioning the validity of the word.anonymous
Lol classic sony guys
WarThunder  +   843d ago
"We’ve had word from an anonymous source that Sony’s upcoming PS4 launch title Driveclub is delayed until spring 2014. "

A no name gaming site says "We’ve had word from an anonymous source"

Where is the source?

Or this article is made up for hits.
sigfredod  +   843d ago
sure they aren't getting any hit from me, lol
Beastforlifenoob  +   843d ago
They probably copied the watch dogs delay and changed it for driveclub rumour.
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TheRacingX  +   843d ago
anonymous source = Aaron Greenberg and Albert Pernillo.....

... Sarcasm.....
DonFreezer  +   841d ago
They are getting hits from me.If this was the X1 you would all given them hits and pressed the for sure button.
ballsohard2013  +   841d ago
LOL.... wow it was true after all?
GTgamer  +   843d ago
Guys this is a Good thing as much as I'm sure this isn't true it will finally let evolution Studio give us an update on DriveClub which I'm dying for really looking forward to this game.
grailly  +   843d ago
I usually don't complain about delays, but on launch there aren't really other games to play while you wait, so it's kind of annoying.
vishmarx  +   843d ago
really hope not ...this really gonna hurt the launch lineup
GamerzElite  +   843d ago
Rumor only... next rumor is coming "PS4 delayed"... I can bet someone woking on PS4 delay article... lol
robotgargoyle  +   843d ago
Ha! "Woking"?! L PS4 delayed due to making delicious General Tso's chicken!
hellzsupernova  +   843d ago
The disks will be being made right now the game is done, games are usually finished a month out there is no way this is delayed
HugoDrax  +   843d ago
Is that so? We were also a month out from finally playing Watch Dogs, you see what happened there....
rainslacker  +   842d ago

Most games go gold 3-4 weeks before release. Sometimes sooner for bigger releases. This is why I speculate that Ubisoft knew about this delay for a while.
ballsohard2013  +   841d ago
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   841d ago
What's that you were saying? "No way this is delayed"

Ouch.. that's going to stain.
escott013  +   843d ago
*cough* Diablo III *cough cough*
SharnOfTheDEAD  +   843d ago
I'm just counting down the hours until this gets shrugged off as more BS and I don't think it will be long. Way too many of these Anonymous Sources.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   842d ago
Read the title, and before I clicked already knew that the results would say doubtful.

If this was Ryse or Killer Instinct or something you know the "for sure" would be up there.

Too bad for fans of the game. I was sad when Kinect Sports Rivals was delayed.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   841d ago
Oh well look at that miD... IT WAS DELAYED!

Just like every single Sony fanboy in this article said that wasn't true.

Looks like the PS4 has no games for launch but KZ and a bunch of android games.
DA_SHREDDER  +   842d ago
We will still be playing it, hopefully they will just make it free to play? Then everyone will play it all day when they dont feel like they are being ripped off playing a dumbed down game.
360ICE  +   842d ago
Actually, delaying a game is usually not all that great, even though it's better than to release the game early of course. It means tat the game development has not proceeded as planned. Not good.

Anyway, this is more than a shock, it's a downright shame. That game looked splinter-free and polished since '93 and Hollished. Also known as: "I want it now".
Bleucrunch  +   842d ago
Based on that Lukas then you must have loved the taste out of the too human stew.
Tapewurm  +   842d ago
Hoping it is a rumor myself :)
Xsilver  +   843d ago
Please be false
admiralvic  +   843d ago
Honestly... it would make absolutely no sense for it to be true.

You're talking about a game that was announced at E3 (I believe), to be the first PS Plus retail game on the PS4 being delayed OUT OF NOWHERE from a no name site. For this to even make sense, Sony would have to announce the delay, make it work, change whatever props / signage they did to not include Drive Club, change out the first retail Plus game or possibly not include one for the first month in the span of 1 month.

That is a lot to do and I find it impossible to believe Sony would piss people off like this after doing so well in the past months.
jatakk  +   843d ago
I'm not psychic, but I'm sure this "rumour" is 99% true. Prepared to eat my hat...
Mad Aizen  +   843d ago
I hope this isn't true, but won't be surprised if it is. As ambitious as it is and being a racing title, it needs to be as "polished" as possible upon release.
GiggMan  +   843d ago
I agree. If they can nail down those visuals and lighting with the coveted and elusive 60FPS, it would be awesome. And still Free!
ambientFLIER  +   843d ago
And still basically a barebones demo for PS members, versus the full retail release...
-Foxtrot  +   843d ago
So now they have to sort WatchDogs bundles and DriveClub ones aswell....come on

If you know it's not going to be finished then say so before it's nearly out
andibandit  +   842d ago
Gotta get those preorders in before delaying
joeyisback  +   843d ago
Wth noooooooo :-( dont be true
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TrevorPhillips  +   843d ago
I hope this isn't true.
Stsonic  +   843d ago
damn I bought a stand alone PS4 thinking this would be free on +
ginsunuva  +   842d ago
It still would be free later on if it was delayed.

Wait why would you pay $400 for a game you want for free?
Nvm you're just trollin
Stsonic  +   842d ago
Why would I be trolling? I bought a console with the intent to play the PS+ games and then buy more later..
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gamer1138  +   843d ago
Don't think that'll happen. From the sounds of it they're going to kick it out the door nov 15th in whatever state its in and then patch in the rest. Weather being the biggest addition later on. I'm sure it was said by evolution that weather would be patched in later?
jay2  +   843d ago
Oh shit, I wouldn't have bought this anyway but thats 2 launch titles in 2 days (if this is real).
Kayant  +   843d ago
Funny enough someone on gaf was suggesting this earlier this week --->

Hope it's not true for early PS4 gamers.
logan_izer10  +   843d ago
If true, I really hope they give us Knack for free on PS plus instead!
WarThunder  +   843d ago
How about they give u a free PS4?
theXtReMe1  +   842d ago
This is what I was thinking they would do. It only makes sense, being that is such a wide audience type of title.
Concertoine  +   843d ago
So many delays this gen if true. Watch dogs, pikmin 3, rayman legends, countless others.
DeadlyFire  +   843d ago
Wolfenstien New Order, The Crew, and so on.
Whitefire  +   843d ago
To a lesser extent Infamous: Second Son, and Kinect sports Rivals.
SIRHC13  +   843d ago
If it is, hopefully it gets a 60 FPS upgrade, despite it not exactly being a driving sim. I think the PS4 can do it, easily.
ambientFLIER  +   843d ago
Yeah, that's why they've been working on it for over a year now and it's STILL 30fps. Because it's "easy"...
gamingisnotacrime  +   842d ago
The lack of 60fps from a sony first party studio has made me wonder about the capabilities of the ps4 amd if we are headed to 10 more years of 30fps
andibandit  +   842d ago
How does that work exactly.....?
Youre struggling to make a deadline so you add another goal?
pyramidshead   843d ago | Off topic | show
WeAreLegion  +   843d ago
If this actually does get delayed, I expect sales to reflect it, sadly. :/ Sony... You've done SO WELL since February. Don't screw it up now!
ninjagoat  +   843d ago
Troll Article tbh prefect time to drop one in.
123pol   843d ago | Offensive
MadSientist89  +   843d ago
even if this ends up true, it's for the better if it ends up 60FPS and with more content. GT6 will keep you guys busy in the meantime.
Mikeyy   843d ago | Trolling | show
Volkama  +   843d ago
Meh. Driveclub had some scathing feedback, but if it gets delayed then they can address texture issues and hit their 60fps target I bet. Sometimes delays are for the best.
badboy776  +   843d ago
I hope this is true. That way I don't have to rush and get a pS4 to get the Free version on PS+ before it's gone!!!!!!
TimeSkipLuffy  +   843d ago
If that is true I want KillZone as free PS4 title in November XD!!!
sigfredod  +   843d ago
worst rumor ever, first they wannted to make a launch title, and about polish and improvements, evolution already state that the game on launch will not be the same game on the next months, so i very unlikely this title is pushed back
MaximusPrime_  +   843d ago
More delays the merrier


Really? Do we need more launch titles with rumored delays? This is BS
Slysi  +   843d ago
As long as it isn't killzone I don't care
Animal Mutha 76  +   843d ago
When I played DriveClub at Eurogamer it seemed nearly finished just a few rough bits and frame drops even though it was running on a windows environment( we saw one crash to desktop). My problem with it wasn't it's state of completion I just thought it wasn't very good.

It borrows muchly from Need for Speed and Forza Horizon but isn't as good. Obviously my own opinion but will be interesting to see the reviews for it from neutral sites.

As for this rumour, based on the game I played I would be very surprised if it gets delayed.
HugoDrax   843d ago | Off topic | show
MadSientist89  +   843d ago
nyobzoo  +   843d ago
Sadly I can see it being delayed, the game is coming out in 30 days and we still haven't seen anything outside of what's been shown at events
Whitefire  +   843d ago
Actually we have,they have shown a lot of trailers. And it's been playable. So I'm not sure what game you are talking about.
IanVanCheese  +   843d ago
I played it back in July, so I doubt it's being delayed to be honest.
LetoAtreides82  +   843d ago
Have you seen any new videos for any PS4 or Xbone launch games lately? There's been none because everyone's so busy trying to get everything set for launch.
The_BoZZ1991  +   843d ago
PLEASE, it doesn't be true! A nightmare for me!
GryestOfBluSkies  +   843d ago
i hope to play this on nov 15th, but if not theres still plenty to keep me busy
andibandit  +   842d ago
2 games delayed in 2 this rate youll be playing ps3 or xbox360, come november 15.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   842d ago
not unless killzone, knack, warframe, resogun etc etc all gt delayed.

but even so, i have backlog on current gen so ill stay busy
mickaelmc  +   843d ago
They need to get rid of all those stitches in the car seats they were bragging about back in February and use those resources to get the game running at 60fps. I mean good god it's a next gen RACING GAME!

Side note: with UbiSoft's The Crew delayed for 6 months, they should use this opportunity. Most people pick up a driving game at the launch of a new console.
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dontbhatin  +   843d ago
Id rather them not follow in Forza's footsteps. Dynamic environments are what makes things more immersive. Unlike forza having static lighting. no day/night cycle. or dynamic weather,
Saviour  +   842d ago
got any link for forza using static lighting? lol kids these days...
dontbhatin  +   842d ago
Uhm do you not know what static/pre-baked lighting means?

In Saviour language it means, sun stays in place. Sun goes nowhere. *caveman voice*

I mean have you even seen the sun in a different position on any of the forza gameplay/ screenshots?

Got any link proving forza isnt using static/ pre-baked lighting?
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dontbhatin  +   842d ago
And dont get me wrong. The game looks great! just imagine how it could look if it had a dynamic lighting system like just about all AAA games now a days have.
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