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Drive Club Officially Delayed To Early 2014

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."

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allformats1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

I think it was the right decision. If the game needs work, I see no reason to rush it out at launch and get bad reviews that could possibly kill the brand new franchise.

Tough, but good call.

GarrusVakarian1404d ago ShowReplies(49)
pogayoga11404d ago

They were "targeting" 60 fps when getting this game ready for launch. Now that it's been delayed to early 2014, a constant 60fps looks more realistic. It's a blow to the launch lineup, but I doubt anyone was clamoring over a racing game like this.

_FantasmA_1404d ago

What do you mean we weren't clamoring for this? Other than Killzone I was looking forward to playing this almost everyday. I had preordered the Watchdogs bundle and was maybe going to get the full edition of Driveclub, but thats 2 games I wanted to buy that are now delayed.

I know Killzone will be amazing but I wanted something else to play. I may have to just cancel my preorder now because I really needed a racer. I only owned one racing game this generation and now my dreams have been crashed :(. Killzone+Driveclub would have kept me busy for a few months, but now I don't know how long we will have to wait for The Order.

This sucks big time. I know you hardcore fanboys will vote me down, even though I hate Xbox and will never buy another M$ product, I may have to cancel my preorder because I'll only have one big game to play.

SniperControl1404d ago

@_FantasmA_

Dude, dont fret.
Look, i know it is 5h1tty news, i was really looking forward to DC as well, but if it means getting a polished game in 6 months then so be it.

Do you own a PS3? If you do just get Gran Turismo 6, that will keep you busy till DC is out.

NewMonday1404d ago

@FantasmA

Need for Speed is launching with the PS4 and is more fun, so you get your racing fix

Deathdeliverer1403d ago

Personally I'm glad. It lightened the blow on my wallet for the month of November. Getting both the PS4 and the XB1 made money tight because of the game purchases that I wanted day 1. The systems have been paid off for months but I procrastinated on games. This and watch dog delays were perfect. I was going to get the boxed version of Drive Club. Now it's BF4, KZ:SF, Knack, (debating AC4) for PS4 and KI and Dead R 3 for One on day one respectively. Plus I can still eat regularly.

yanikins1111403d ago

Im with Fantasma. I was looking forward to 3 games, 2 of which are now delayed. $700+ for a console with one major game and some indy titles isn't only not appealing to me, it sounds down right insane.

thorstein1403d ago

Yani... hold the phone. We are getting Contrast and Resogun at Launch with the console (yeah, you need to Dload and yes, I am already a Plus member) but I don't recall other systems doing that.

Honestly, I don't know how much Dclub I was going to be doing anyway. But you still get the PS Plus version when it is available...

badz1491403d ago

GAAHH...god DAMN IT! was really looking forward to play it at launch! let's just hope these delays don't trend!

Philoctetes1403d ago

I was actually really looking forward to this as a launch title, especially since it was going to be on PS+. Hopefully the delay results in a better game, but this still weakens Sony's launch lineup quite a bit for me. (Still getting a PS4 on day one though).

OCEANGROWNKUSH1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

Actually i was really looking forward to every ps4 player having this game on day one to play online... This was one of my most anticipated titles for the holiday season, just because you may not care for a racing title does not mean other people feel the same, this is a huge letdown.

guitarded771403d ago

@ _FantasmA_

I agree that it sucks. Some will sugar coat it, but my pre-order is stacked with shooters now. At least we have Gran Turismo 6 coming to the PS3. Watch Dogs and Drive Club being delayed in the same week (or so) is crappy. There's still enough to keep me confident with my pre-order, but having those two games delayed was a kick in the nuts.

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majiebeast1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Not good :(

Im looking at it from a positive side though, 60FPS Driveclub.

Bundi1404d ago

You wanna maybe take back what you said about TSC after they broke the iital rumour?
http://n4g.com/comments/red...

DoctorJones1403d ago

Bundi does have a point majiebeast.

majiebeast + 1d 21h ago
No name site that hasnt had a story above 100 heat, makes up bogus rumour about PS4 launch game.

vigilante_man1403d ago

What Next?

As a day one PS4 buyer this week is a bad one. Granted there have been many great ones this year for Sony. But a bad week is a bad week.

Driveclub has been pushed so much by Sony and a big selling point for continuing PS+. Watch Dogs was sponsored heavily by Sony. Sony must be wandering what the heck is going on with these developers when Sony have bent over backwards to accommodate them.

Games are always delayed. We all know that. But launch titles should be ready at launch. It is a wee bit embarrassing. Lets all be honest here!

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JoGam1404d ago

Another Delayed game? OK WHO'S NEXT? I understand the games need to be polished but this a mess. That's two games already. These companies better stop acting like the are ready when deep down they know its not. Getting everyone exited for these games.

ProA0071404d ago

like I said above, they're rushing. And Sony probably more so than Microsoft.

rambi801404d ago

Game teases..gonna give me blue controller

TheEvilWithin1404d ago

Three games were delayed. Ubisofts The Crew and Watch Dogs both got pushed to some time next year and now Drive Club.

Brix901403d ago

ProA007

Are blind even Penello acknowledged that there were more games on Ps4 that were running at 1080p 60fps then X1. Not too mention Crytek had to rewrite code on the X1 to run properly. Both consoles will be ready but judging by a lot of other games we can see PS4 is ready. Not too mention what does a game being delayed have anything to do with the Ps4 not being ready the games just isn't ready thats it. Dice sad BF4 was almost delayed on both consoles so I guess X1 would be rushed too then.

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nukeitall1404d ago

I knew this was going to happen.

Called it back when dev said 40% at E3!

My eyes just about popped out of their socket.

And get this, they were aiming to achieve 60fps at 1080p. Sony knew back then it couldn't have been released in time for launch, but Sony just strung you along!

HugoDrax1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

"but Sony just strung you along!"

I'll say one thing, I'm no fanboy...but during E3 presentations, whatever comes out of Sony/Nintendo/Microsofts mouth I take with a grain of salt until the product is sitting on store shelves for me to purchase. All 3 companies are guilty of stringing us gamers along, and right when they have your pre order (Money) they release news months later and say

"Oh yeah gamers, that game we mentioned months ago, that you pre ordered our console and the game for, yeah that game is delayed. Thanks for your capital though muuuhahahaha <- EVIL LAUGH

The 3 scenarios that come to mind on how I was bamboozled by all 3 companies who sold me a lie.

1) SONY: KILLZONE E3 presentation for PS3, Last Guardian, Final Fantasy Versus.....
2) Microsoft: Project MILO
3) Nintendo: ZELDA HD Wii U, instead they release a remake of a Zelda game I played on my GameCube, yet the year before the Wii U released you showcased an HD version of Zelda only to turn around and not mention it anymore.

Yet it never matters in the end. A gamer will wait to play the game he/she is interested in, regardless how long it is delayed :-)

DigitalRaptor1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

This is bad news for PS4 gamers, but good news for the game.

However, what is not unclear is that you are a MS troll, looking to attempt to push any bad news for Sony, and treat it like it can match the torrent of negative news MS has had over the past 8 months or so.

I remember when the whole, "forced bundles being mandated by Sony" rumour came about and you were on predator mode trying to ensure that Sony were tagged as being in the wrong, going as far as saying "It is a bait and switch scam and Sony is behind it!" - even though it turned out to be a pack or horseshit that of course you clung onto http://n4g.com/news/1367661...

And now it's "Sony strung you along", when they were trying to get Evolution to have a game ready for launch, and things didn't go to plan. Of course they did. In your eyes.

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T21403d ago

How is Sony stringing you along when a developer runs into delays? pretty much every comment you make is trolling, no idea how you have any bubbles.

Also anyone who said ps4 was rushed, in no way related to the console is the developer running driveclub... dumbest comments yet.

imt5581403d ago

Stop bullshiting, man!

Sony knew that Driveclub will be delayed? Well, why Sony didn't knew that Watch Dogs will be delayed to. Watch Dogs had a heavy promotion on PS4 and one of the biggest games on PS4 and so many bundles are preordered. C'mon, dude.

Btw. Driveclub release date are early 2014. So, roughly january or february. And these months are basically the launch months of PS4. So, Driveclub is still a launch game.

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Animal Mutha 761404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

F**ckin hell. This will hit 1000deg in no time.

So the rumours were correct. I'm surprised because the game wasn't in bad shape when I played it although it was on a dev kit and had a few minor bugs.

Some rumours I've seen suggest that devs are having some driver/optimisation troubles with PS4 but we will see on that I guess.

Shame for PS4 and that's coming from an mainly Xbox player. I do think it's poor that they build something up for months then delay it late on after most PS4 preorders have been made.

@kayant

I couldn't possibly elaborate but let's just say the site in question is not highly regarded here and the source is from a claimed multi plat developer. Anyway it's just a rumour no facts to back it up as yet. The suggestion is also that devs got access to final hardware quite late into their programmes and that final optimisation tweaks are required in many cases.

Kayant1404d ago

"Some rumours I've seen suggest that devs are having some driver/optimisation troubles with PS4 but we will see on that I guess."

What rumours???

Ezz20131404d ago

"" Some rumours I've seen suggest that devs are having some driver/optimisation troubles with PS4 but we will see on that I guess. ""

what rumors ?!...got any link ?!
this is not true at all

NewMonday1404d ago

@Animal Mutha 76

"Some rumours I've seen.."

please tell use more we are very interested, can you give use the links?

Blaze9291404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

PS4 is supposed to be 50% faster and stronger as well as super easy to developer for though right? What happened to that to where a simple free-to-play racing game can't even be completed in time? Oh i do wonder...