Submitted by MaXsPoT 525d ago | news

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." (Driveclub, PS4)

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allformats  +   525d ago | Well said
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.
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pogayoga1  +   525d 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_  +   525d 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.
SniperControl  +   525d ago

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.
NewMonday  +   525d ago

Need for Speed is launching with the PS4 and is more fun, so you get your racing fix
Deathdeliverer  +   525d 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.
yanikins111  +   524d 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.
thorstein  +   524d 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...
badz149  +   524d ago
GAAHH...god DAMN IT! was really looking forward to play it at launch! let's just hope these delays don't trend!
Philoctetes  +   524d 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).
RyuCloudStrife  +   524d ago
My comment when WatchDogs was delayed:

OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   524d 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.
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guitarded77  +   524d 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.
majiebeast  +   525d ago | Well said
Not good :(

Im looking at it from a positive side though, 60FPS Driveclub.
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SniperControl  +   525d ago
Well said.
Bundi  +   525d ago | Well said
You wanna maybe take back what you said about TSC after they broke the iital rumour?
DoctorJones  +   525d 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_man  +   524d 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!
JoGam  +   525d 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.
ProA007  +   525d ago
like I said above, they're rushing. And Sony probably more so than Microsoft.
rambi80  +   525d ago
Game teases..gonna give me blue controller
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TheEvilWithin  +   525d ago
Three games were delayed. Ubisofts The Crew and Watch Dogs both got pushed to some time next year and now Drive Club.
Brix90  +   524d ago

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.
nukeitall  +   525d 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!
HugoDrax  +   525d 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 :-)
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DigitalRaptor  +   525d 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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T2  +   524d 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.
imt558  +   524d 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.
Animal Mutha 76  +   525d 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.


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.
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Kayant  +   525d 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???
Ezz2013  +   525d 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
NewMonday  +   525d ago
@Animal Mutha 76

"Some rumours I've seen.."

please tell use more we are very interested, can you give use the links?
Blaze929  +   525d 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...
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mkis007  +   525d ago
@Kayant @Ezz2013 -He just started it.
majiebeast  +   525d ago

Driveclub is a full fledged game that has a PS+ edition, unlike Killer Instinct with its pathetic 6 character roster maybe they should delay that game but nope Microsoft is gonna ship that with a embarassingly small roster.

Get the facts before you start making an ass out of yourself.
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Kayant  +   525d ago
If it's from a multi-plat dev why would the source not be regarded here??


Hmmmm... I don't see anything..... No links, no nothing.
DigitalRaptor  +   525d ago
@ blaze

It's kinda cute to see you try and downplay the PS4 after its first misstep this entire year. The desperation is taking you over man. I guess that's what happens after the company you're loyal to is subjected to valid criticism and negative news for 8 months straight. You can't help but seek "retribution".

DriveClub is a retail game with a ton of content and a number of dynamic systems, but of course you would look at ONE way it is being delivered to gamers and pretend that is somehow a bad thing and spells the quality of the game. Might as well call the entire AAA PS+ catalogue free-to-play if you're going to take that approach.

So, if Killzone: Shadow Fall is the best looking next generation game and is ready for launch with no hitches, how is the console being "50% faster and stronger as well as being super easy to developer for" in question?

As we can see, we hear a lot of you guys complaining about Sony fanboys, but you are one of the most hypocritical fanbases out there, with your trollish behaviour and your friend Animal Mutha 76 up there making up rumours about PS4 driver problems.
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GTgamer  +   525d ago
@Digital don't be too hard on blaze he just got his panty wet when he heard the bad news he knew he wanted to say some dumb stuff like he did earlier, any who DC will live to see another day now it was evolutions fault for being ambition but in the end they will make a complete product that should be great but we all know we were gonna get the free version so this hardly effects Sony fans still very much looking forward to the game.
black0o  +   525d ago
let it all out .. u'll feel better after

I wonder does the rumors about xbone being incapable of 1080p true as well
cell989  +   524d ago
"Some rumours I've seen suggest that devs are having some driver/optimisation troubles"

Nah nah you got a little confused there, that rumor is attached to the xbone, when devs complained Microsoft was way behind on driver optimization
PimpDaddy  +   524d ago
Damn!!! Sony Defense Force is all over this article trying to spin, deny, and downplay anything negative about DriveClub and the PS4. Weren't most of you attacking the credibility of DriveClub being delayed over the past few days???

Sony fanboys are the biggest Hippocrates on the Internet!!!
Shakengandulf  +   525d ago
Agree completely, tough call but i beleive its the right one.
This might even sway me to pick up knack and try something different.
come_bom  +   525d ago
For me it won't make a much of a difference, I'm only purchasing the console in Q1 or Q2 2014. Too bad about the gamers that purchase the console at launch, and want to play a racing game.

I find the console launch exclusives for the PS4 quite lacking, and it's getting worse day by day with delays. I honestly don't understand why people are rushing to buy the console at launch simply to play a pretty brainless FPS that's Killzone, Knack or a couple of indies.
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mkis007  +   525d ago
Killzone is just as brainless as any other FPS out there. It actually has some sort of feeling that makes it feel good that I can not explain.
black0o  +   525d ago
EA sure are happy know .. more sells for NFS
TheEvilWithin  +   525d ago
That's why I'm waiting... Nothing I want at launch. Getting my PS4 in Feb cause it will be closer to Infamous second son and other great games but for now I'm content with my Wii U and PS3.
WarThunder  +   525d ago
Finally the official source.

This is good news. More time to polish the game to run at 1080p 60fps with all the Global illumination, Dynamic lighting and Day and night cycles for all tracks.
We don't need crunching and rushed games.

Not a big deal for me because im still buying the PS4 next year.
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EvilDragonX  +   524d ago
This doesn't bother me since i don't play racing games. But i noticed no one has mentioned Yoshida-san saying they were going to give PS+ members another game, and still get driveclub when it comes out.

"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."
Magicite  +   525d ago
If they will make it 1080/60 and better looking/played than Forza 5, then sure, take your time.
CRAIG667  +   525d ago
The right decision decision would have been to never promote it as a launch game...
G20WLY  +   525d ago
Newsflash: plans change sometimes. :O
get_real  +   525d ago | Funny
Greatness waits...
BallsEye  +   525d ago
somewhere in the far future...
Fantangoooo  +   525d ago
well they best get it done properly before release than release a half done game. I dont see any issue with that... So i guess one lunch game down for ps4 now..
MiHX2  +   525d ago
How much delays for today?Um,lets see.Watch dogs,The crew,Driveclub.Right up:Ryse,Forza 5,Assassin's creed IV,Killzone:SF,Xbox One,PS4,Call of Duty Ghosts,Below,PINGAS,The Amazing Spider-Man 2,etc.
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Aceman18  +   525d ago
I'm a little saddened, but I'll live its not like I won't have plenty of games to play on the system Lol.

If it makes for a better product I really don't see the issue. Hell I wasn't even mad when Watchdogs got delayed.
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B_Real  +   525d ago
Why wait a month before it is supposed to come out to cancel it? I'm all for quality but this could have been announced 3 months ago. It seems very suspicious that they would announce it now: possibly to try and up PS4 pre-order numbers? Seems like a bad move on Sony's part.
BallsEye   525d ago | Trolling | show
hqgamez  +   525d ago
BS I lost watch dogs, driveclub, could of lost battlefield 4. I believe that since these developers are willing to make hard choices. I won't be surprised if more come to follow.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   525d ago
A man actually is more interested in Contrast and we still get Driveclub free too when it launches! A man will be too busy with Resogun, Contrast, KZ Shadowfall, and the free to plays at launch and then Battlefield 4 and Knack at Christmas.
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UnHoly_One  +   524d ago
Let's be honest here, nobody was buying a PS4 for Drive Club.

Not saying it won't be good, or that people aren't excited about it, I'm just saying it isn't going to be a big deal in the long run because it wasn't a 'system seller' like a Killzone or inFAMOUS.
Pogmathoin  +   524d ago
Hehehe, I do not think its bad.... Look at GTA 5.... Turned out more awesome than I could imagine.... As someone getting both, this sucks as it was free, Watch dogs too... Damn, but however, means I might get something great I might have overlooked.... KZ for PS, but now watch dogs delayed, do not know what to get for X1.... Swaying towards Dead Rising....
xtremeimport  +   524d ago
polyphony digital has a sigh of relief thinking "we're not the only ones now."

cant wait to give this game a try.
Divine  +   524d ago
plleeeeeasssseeee make it open world pleaseee!!!!
showtimefolks  +   524d ago
people will over react but its nothing new, a game needed more time and sony is giving it also another game or 2 needed more time and UBI gave it too

i rather play a game 4 months later but by than hopefully it will be a better overall product, also stop complaining whenever t launches PSN_Plus edition will still be there for free

i don't see MS giving away free games for xbox one at launch?

and to all the haters saying ps4 has no game, yeh if we are only counting numbers than ps4 has 2 times the amount of games than xbox one, but now AAA argument is being made when for last few years xbox fanboys have touted how indie is the real deal. make up your mind, so when ms isn't supporting indie now its not important

free to play games at launch don't require psn-plus, so when you buy a ps4 there are games you can enjoy for free, free nothing to pay just free

some of those same games require xblive gold account on xbox one, so yeh sony is doing everything wrong

give me a damn break, some of sony's biggest studios have yet to reveal anything so if you are jealous and a hater now than you will become even a bigger hater in few months when ND announce its next game along with sony santa monica and MM among many others

take your time evolution studios, and kudos to sony for allowing more time
DarkLordMalik  +   525d ago | Well said
"A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad. - Shigeru Miyamoto
Lukas_Japonicus  +   525d ago
Perfect comment right there, so true.
The_Infected  +   525d ago
Yea like Too Human? 10 years in the making with multiple delays and still sucked ass. I think it can go both ways. It could just suck period you never know.
sobotz  +   525d ago
When Ubisoft is doing it, it suck ass, Ubisoft is suck, they're just afraid of GTA

But when Sony is doing it, it's a perfect choice, it's right to delayed it to next year

You guys are funny sometimes

Delayed game is eventually good? lol at Aliens Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem or Diablo 3 PC
Baka-akaB  +   525d ago
Uh there were people like myself actually cool with the Watchdogs delay . It was a pain having to deal with that many high profile titles even if multi generation and platforms , right at launch . The biggest issues are for those who pre-ordered bundles with WD (or driveclub now for that matter) .

Besides two sides can play this game . According to many xbox fanboys , Driveclub was crap and irrelevant ... and now that's its delayed suddenly it's a major game from Sony's lineup that is gone ? Yeah right .

Anyway i saw nothing yet that made me want to purchase the game , barely a month from release and still no footage that looked like a complete game . So it's not that surprising , yet still dissapointing i guess for those looking forward to it .

Imo they should just have released a free prologue of sort
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Ezz2013  +   525d ago
well said,
i never buy console for launch titles

i look at the bigger pic here
the 1st/2nd party support
free games on ps+
Most powerful console which will give the console more life than the rivals
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ProA007  +   525d ago
"Most powerful console which will give the console more life than the rivals"

what does that have to do with games though lol? PS4 could have 20 years more life than its rivals, not really seeing your point if those same rivals will have similar multi platform games and only a few number of exclusives will shine every year....
extermin8or  +   525d ago
Personaly I buy sony's consoles primairily for the exclusives which typically in the middle years of a consoles life they will have many top quality titles more so than their competitors and they have new IP's periodically throughout the consoles life. This gem with the PC architecture I think having more power will show.... the yeild devs get from the hardware should be hgher to start with and increase at a faster rate as they are so used to wokring with the tech.
Although MS crtainly have their launch line up stronger history says sony will within a year-2 years have far more games releasing exclusively like clockwork through the years.
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Ezz2013  +   525d ago

my point is pretty clear
i want a console that will offer the best version of multiplats/exclusives on consoles along with my gaming pc
and a console that is more future proof that will keep getting support even after ps5 come out

launch tites means little to me

pretty much
but keep in mind since ps4 is pretty easy to work with and the more powerful console
it will also be the best choice for multiplat games on consoles
so it really a win/win here for me
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SniperControl  +   525d ago

Dont forget the biggest turkey of them all....

Duke Nukem!
Magicite  +   525d ago
Nailed it.
LordHiggens  +   524d ago
*Slow Sage Nod*
showtimefolks  +   524d ago

couldn't have said it any better my friend
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pyramidshead  +   525d ago
Well there you have it folks, the first official mistep from Sony coming up to next gen but expected it because sony insiders on gaf were saying it was more than likely 90% true. Was hoping for a clean run but that was hoping for a miracle. I'm disappointed but it doesn't affect my future purchase in the slightest, surprisingly.

Bad news for Sony fans all round though.

edit: On the bright side there's still decent exclusives you've probably not played still coming out or have been out on PS3(providing you've not sold it for a PS4)so technically there's still a lot of games to keep you busy. Not really the same deal for the 360.
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carlingtat  +   525d ago
Delays....delays everywhere
insomnium2  +   525d ago
Hey soon it might be possible for PS4 to be called a "delaystation" or "waitstation" like the x-crowd did to PS3.

I'm in no rush for next gen. i have too many games so polish it up guys. It's way better to have a game with better reviews afterwards than it is to get lower scores right now due to lack of polish.

I'm still waiting for my Dragon's Crown to arrive and I have Far Cry 3, GTA5, Tales of Xillia etc etc etc etc yet to be touched/bought. I can wait for a full YEAR before diving into nextgen. Sony all the way thoght.
carlingtat  +   525d ago
Even before these delays I was gonna wait til february/march til I was getting one so this doesnt affect me at all. I dont mind waiting for next gen.
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Shhh ! Don't give them ideas ;) lol
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Salooh  +   525d ago
It's only few months , you people talk like it's canceled .
DarkBlood  +   525d ago
wonder what we'll get for psplus at launch then now that this is delayed
carlingtat  +   525d ago
Contrast. It says it in the article
DarkBlood  +   525d ago
thanks, lol gotta read the article often, usually the n4g users already say what it is so i end up not bothering.
Jazz4108  +   524d ago
Thats a terrible video of a shadow and and a gun. This is a good indi game and has better trailers for it but its not exclusive in any way or worth more than 4 or 5 dollars. Im speaking about Contrast not Drive Club.
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Fishy Fingers  +   525d ago
Would of been nice to have a "free" driving game to play at launch (PSN+) so I had a few different genres to sink my teeth into. But this happens every gen. Rather wait and be impressed than rushed out and disappointed.
TheOneEyedHound  +   525d ago
Good decision, gives them time to have the best looking racing sim out there.
I wonder what the free game will be now.

Edit: It's Contrast I could live with that. look in a few months we will get I:SS and DriveClub(Much improved DriveClub)
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Animal Mutha 76  +   525d ago
Mate I've played it. DriveClub is many things but a 'sim' isn't one of them.

Leave that to GT.
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ape007  +   525d ago
GTA V syndrome, devs KNOW that GTA V is going to worn out people, a good gap must be there to make people fresh
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   525d ago
Lol, no. Biggest GTA fan speaking here, but i guarantee that's not the reason why Driveclub has been delayed.

Im glad devs are delaying their games for more polish instead of rushing them out for the launch window. I wish a few more devs would do that (BF4 for example).

I love how its suddenly ALL ABOUT LAUNCH GAMES, you would have thought people would have learned from the PS3's cycle about how launches don't mean jack. Look at the end of the Xbox 360's cycle compared to the PS3's, the PS3 has MUCH more support whereas at launch it was a different story.
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ape007  +   525d ago
you're right,more polish ,i guess IW was right when they said that using nextgen for the 1st time is like an awkward first date
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Animal Mutha 76  +   525d ago
But we keep getting told how easy it is to develop for by all these devs. Even Cerny loves telling us how simple and dev friendly the hardware is........

Something doesn't add up. DriveClub has been in dev for a long time and they knew the launch window.

I think problems are arising from when devs are getting final hardware. They have been using dev kits quite late into proceedings.

Love to be a fly on the wall sometimes.
Baka-akaB  +   525d ago
You guys are taking it way too literal as expected and usual . Those consoles are easier to develop with as in easy to translate from pc to console "language" and code .

How would it be suddenly a cure for all woes any game can encounter during development ? It just eliminate BS extra steps .
TheFallenAngel  +   525d ago
What? GTA wasn't going to stop me from playing other games. matter of fact I already moved to another game and I haven't even finished gta5. I think it was the nostalgia for being San Andreas.
meatysausage  +   525d ago
Really unfortunate but hopefully it turns out great.
Was looking forward to a launch racer :(

They need to reach 60fps with this delay now
RayRay36  +   525d ago
The idea for Drive Club has been around for a very long time. Let'em perfect it instead of us getting a just decent game
tigertron  +   525d ago
It's disappointing, but if it's to make the game better then that's great. I'd rather have 1080p at 60fps with high graphical fidelity than not.

Besides, I have Killzone Shadow Fall and Warframe etc to keep me going until 2014.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   525d ago
I don't even plan on buying any games at launch, ill be playing Warthunder and Planetside 2 until retail prices drop a little, which i won't even need PS plus for!
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Blaze929  +   525d ago
you're spending $400+...to play some cheap downloadable indie games that you can play right now on your PC for free...but complaining about retail prices of the real games. Makes sense.
DigitalRaptor  +   525d ago
@ Blaze

A console purchase under normal circumstances lasts you a generation. Why does it matter when you buy it? To justify a launch lineup? If you're trying to tell people to wait until early next year and keep playing all the great games Sony is pushing out for PS3, then that's some strong advice. God knows i've got a hellish backlog.

But like I said, why would it matter if the games you are looking forward to at launch are Killzone: Shadow Fall (not on PC), DC Universe Online, Warframe, Resogun (not on PC) or Hohokum (not on PC), when a console is designed for up to a decade of games and experiences if not longer?

And CONTRAST? A game I was looking forward to, now I don't have to spend anything on it, as much as I was intending to buy it. Day one, unique and creative indie title. It's clearly not the same, but a unique experience nonetheless.
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from the beach  +   525d ago
'Contrast', eh? Appropriate..
djplonker  +   525d ago
Sony's solution to everything "sorry Here is a free game" and man do I love it!
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tiffac008  +   525d ago
Suddenly putting GT6 only on the PS3 was not a sound idea.
Umb  +   525d ago
But could GT6 be one of the main reason for the delay as not to have 2 games in the same genre competing against each other within the time frame that both will be released.

And if Sony had to choose one of the 2 to be delayed, which one do you think will be delayed. A new an unproven IP or a flagship title that comes far and few in between and his a seller?

If I was a betting person. I'll put my money on Drive Club to be delayed. Which will also give the developer time to improve on the game as well.

Sony killing 2 birds with one stone.
clouds5  +   525d ago
The PS3 is FAR more interesting than the PS4 at the moment... I'm actually thinking about getting a PS3 now.
bjmartynhak  +   524d ago
Strongly recommend it!
slampunk  +   524d ago
It's actually smart on Sony's behalf (in some ways). GT6 has obviously been in development for a while (PS3) and they have an install base of 80 Million to sell the game to....

Driveclub i think was a reaction to them finding out about Forza 5 being a launch title for XB1.....and obviously they just couldn't get the game ready to ship in time for launch.

GT6 will be perhaps ported to PS4 next year IMO?

In essence Sony want you to buy GT6 twice which is similar to what i think Rockstar will do with GTA V.....Upgraded graphics etc / GOTY edition next year.
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tiffac008  +   524d ago
Yes, I was thinking GT6 should at least have a port in the future but I just felt they should have allowed GT6 to be readily available on the PS4 upon release and then just have people do the upgrade thing if fans choose to get the PS3 ver first before buying a PS4.
kidhero99  +   525d ago
These companies should stop to use the word "unprecedented".

Brings bad luck.
ExitToExisT  +   525d ago
I love how rumors that makes sense turn out to be true.
felidae  +   525d ago
i feel sorry for the ps4 fans ...
LordHiggens  +   524d ago
Don't....we'll be fine.
Fantangoooo  +   525d ago
i know bro... i hope another delay doesnt come or one wont hear the end of it
MasterCornholio  +   525d ago
My only question is what will replace the game in PlayStation plus?

P.S imagine if they achieve 60FPS with the extra development?

Nexus 7 2013
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90Supra  +   525d ago
Some weird crap called Contrast...
GiantEnemyCrab  +   524d ago
Oh really? Contrast? Never heard of it but it doesn't sound like anything comparable to Drive Club.
SonyNGP  +   525d ago
This does not affect my PS4 purchase in any way possible.
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sibbor  +   525d ago
No, why would it? This delay will result in us getting a high quality game. I rather play a finished, polished and awesome game rather than a buggy or boring one, where one sees a lot of untapped potential.

Greatness awaits!
Studio-YaMi  +   525d ago
Neither does it for mine but you can't really say that the launch exclusives didn't take a hit.

That's even one more less exclusive than the XboxOne launch line-up.
ballsohard2013  +   525d ago
Funny how everyone was in denial earlier today... even calling the site that posted that info "Not legitimate" and saying people we're hating on Sony. And the heating issue is real but still some will be in denial about that. If reports are saying its "very hot" thats not to be discounted. Think about how people setup their consoles in an ordinary house. This says yellow light and RROD all over again. If it is true that is.

I want that exclusive content so i'll just get the multiplat games on X1 til i cop that ps4 for killzone, watch dogs and destiny.

So now its X1 + Xbox Live + BF4 + NBA 2k14 + Ryse + maybe COD
majedx9  +   525d ago
WTF IS going on??? Delayed this Delayed that! X(
vigilante_man  +   524d ago
What's the odds on a delayed console???
neocores  +   525d ago
IDC what people say bout sony has my pre-order since day one. Idk why xbots talking crap i would love to see your system run some games on it rather then a high in PC. In tell then play station stayed true to us we got the system we were promised. You well you already know
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Studio-YaMi  +   525d ago
English might not be your first language,but at least LEARN to spell correctly .. please !
The_BoZZ1991  +   525d ago
One of the worst news in 2013.
I'm very sad.

Well, then I hope they can make it true that DriveClub runs with 60 FPS in Full-HD in final version.
Still buy it.
Jdoki  +   525d ago
Disappointing that two games Sony really bigged up for launch have been delayed.

I would rather have polished and bug free than rushed, but Sony's Day 1 PS4 launch line-up, which is average at best, is now looking even weaker.

I'm still getting a PS4 (and not an XB1 before the Sony fanboys go crazy) as I know that in the long run Sony have the best 1st party games.
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stavrami  +   525d ago
Average is generous maybe if ur a fps fan it's ok . Every game I preordered except ac4 has been delayed .I've never only walked away with one game at a launch day but I will next month.
Volkama  +   525d ago
Ah, so it's YOUR fault.

Please don't pre-order anything else.
stavrami  +   525d ago
@volk yup I preordered diablo3, watch dogs,drive club,ac4 .. My ps4 will be lonely at Xmas all I need is ac4 to be delayed and I will be playing playroom for 3 months :-//
u got owned  +   525d ago
"Every game I preordered except ac4 has been delayed'

typical Sony always promising and then delaying or canceling. It happened this generation and it will happen the next also. Delaystation at its best.
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