Sony on 'Driveclub' delay: 'No point in it coming out and half doing that job'

Among the many, many titles that have been delayed over the last three months is Driveclub, and like the rest of the games that were pushed back, it simply wasn't ready for launch last November.

While delays are always tough to endure for fans, they ultimately end up benefiting them the most. Recently, Sony's Fergal Gara talked about the delay, why the company made the decision to push it back and their remaining hopes for Driveclub.

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xHeavYx1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

Exactly, why release a game half finished just to have it in time for launch?
Can't wait to play a real next gen driving game

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lifeisgamesok1660d ago

Forza is great you should buy it

xHeavYx1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

In my opinion, Forza 5 is only "pretty cars", you can buy any previous Forza and get more content, but thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll stick to Gran Turismo and Driveclub for now

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GarrusVakarian1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

Im a long time Forza fan, but i'd rather wait for Driveclub. Im not a fan of paying for downgraded half-games filled with MT's. Forza 5 was a complete step backwards compared to Forza 4.

Every time Driveclub has been shown, it's looked better than before. Great to see the devs have this kind of attitude when it comes to games. I'd much rather give my support and money to devs who are willing/brave enough to delay their games to make them better and not give in to launch dates or external pressure to release.

Boody-Bandit1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )


I'm a Forza fanatic and have an XBOX ONE in my home and I won't play Forza 5 until I can get a copy for $30 dollars or less. Since it's literally half the game Forza 4 was / is.

This article about delays is something I admire about Sony and I think is one of my biggest gripes with MS. I have had a blast on MS hardware over the past decade plus but MS is all about the calendar and Sony is about given us the best they can regardless of what it's released.

Forza, Ryse and Killer Instinct (all of which I have played except F5) are all perfect examples of this. KI isn't even close to being a full game. It doesn't even have as many characters as that the original did 20 YEARS AGO. It barely has enough content to call it as XBLA game. Ryse, although it's one beautiful game, has some serious performance issues (frame rates, camera, stuttering, simplistic combat engine that barely evolves other than more dramatic executions you purchase with XP) and Forza 5, like I already mentioned, is less than half the game (content wise) that Forza 4 was / is.

ALL of those titles would've been so much better given more time, but NO, MS is all about numbers. They don't seem to care as much about the quality of their products. Just look at our launch line up. Those not wearing blinders and look at it honestly see a bunch of games that needed more time in development.

On topic:
I can't wait for Drive Club. It's looks staggering. The best part is most likely my existing PS3 compatible wheel (Thrustmaster T500) will work with this title. This is one area I wish Sony would start talking about. What wheels, sticks and other perps will work on the PS4 with fighting and racing games.

I am also looking forward to Sony's 1.6 update so more headsets will be compatible with the PS4.

Bottom line.
Sony gets it.
MS doesn't

Gamer Tag (PSN, XBL, STEAM) - BoodyBandit

Codey471660d ago

Forza 4 destroys Gran Turismo 5!
This is coming from a Sony Pony and a GT5 signature edition purchaser.

Gran Turismo 5 was such a chore and no fun at all...apart from the Red Bull and F40.

Forza 4 it is fun to drive especially with clutch activated and no assists...which is the way I always drive my simulators.

Forza 5 is one reason why I want an xbone...but won't be getting one until they revise the sku to accept a HDD of my choosing.

I'm looking forward to driveclub but would of preferred a racing simulator...driveclub will do until ProjectCARS hits retail shelves.

truefan11660d ago

This is classic, people prefer a game they haven't played over another game they haven't played. Forza 5 was awesome, the reason Driveclub wasn't released was because it was getting owned in comparison to Forza. Better believe it was finished, but they knew they needed to go back to the drawing board to try to make it better than Forza. They are going to take about 6 extra months to try to make the game better, only to get slaughtered by Project Cars.

frostypants1660d ago

I have the definitive Forza: Forza 4.

Army_of_Darkness1660d ago


My.Gawd.... It looks like a comparison between the xbone and 360 version lol!

SKullDugger1660d ago

FORZA 5 is downgraded from what was shown at E3 which is sad.

thejigisup1660d ago

But forza wont play in my PS4 ._.

jetlian1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

How many cars in dc brutal? KI cost 20 dollars thats not full price. ryse has more to its combat than knack and frame rates have been improve.

So if dc has less than 200 cars are you gonna buy it at 30 dollars lol

It gets here when its done. Companies should show games when they their 12 to 9 month away

showtimefolks1660d ago


no doubt forza is a great series and forza 4 was the best. Forza 5 is a demo for now and with season pass adding more content we will get a complete game Via GOTY or complete edition

how can Turn-10 release a game with less tracks,less cars just about less everything and call it the next gen racer. I applaud sony for giving Drive Club more time because i think DC will be the true next gen racer

DigitalRaptor1659d ago (Edited 1659d ago )

@ truefan1

Revealing your weaknesses yet again.

Forza 5 was released because it served Microsoft better to release it on Nov 22nd. It didn't serve the game better in any conceivable respect. The same can be said for Ryse and it can be said for Killer Instinct, because if any of these games released by themselves this year outside of the launch day buzz, critics would have a clearer mind to analyse these games for what they truly offer as next-gen experiences.

Simply put, Sony cares a great deal more about Quality Control than Microsoft does. They care more about what they're giving the consumer for their $60. And when DriveClub comes out better for its delay and as an actual next-generation driving game, we'll all be happier for knowing Sony weren't pandering to their own selfish desires. Instead, they are allowing their own internal developers time to bring experiences worth the next-generation label.

What Microsoft did, was make third-party contracts for developers to launch on Nov 22nd regardless of the quality.

Do you even know why people are excited for DriveClub? I've explained logically to you before, but your refuse to acknowledge facts and common-sense logic.

First you were calling out DriveClub for its potential for success, saying it was going to bomb when 'Project Cars' comes out. Now it's about the quality of the game, which we all know isn't the part that's suffering.

Let me know when Forza 5 achieves next-generation status on next-gen hardware, because its performance from a value and a technical standpoint are ridiculous and disappointing to say the least.

I'm looking forward to Cars, but let me know when it manages to get the most out of next-generation hardware, when it's focussing on so many other significantly less powerful platforms?

jetlian1659d ago

Digital if sony cares about quality why did they release knack and kz even gt5? Gt5 had 800 last gen cars which lowered reviews which is why ms didnt put fz4 models in fz5.

Kz also lack stuff from kz3. Maybe it to should cost less than 60 dollars brutal.

Still wondering how many cars in dc lol

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KwietStorm1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

Yea games get delayed. It's not often, however, that a game gets delayed out of nowhere just a month before release. That's what he meant. They should have known where it was heading before then. The same thing happened with GTA. Got delayed damn near a year out the blue, after a release date had already been set, and was coming up soon. We've seen time and time again where a game will be given a date by a publisher, just to give it a date. And a delay doesn't automatically mean a better game if the game just isn't good regardless. Then we waited for nothing lol. Hopefully Driveclub lives up to its looks.

chikane1660d ago

@xHeavYx (Qoute)why release a game half finished(Qoute)

??? sony didn't have a problem in forcing PD to release GT5 half finished

when did DC become bigger then GT?

Redempteur1659d ago

GT5 wasnt half finished ..GT is a game that is evolving every month .. Polyphony is making new things , you have to release a game at some point . there is a reason why GT5 was so much patched , it was improved with each patch and you can bet that while doing that , they were already working on GT6

Fluke_Skywalker1660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

If only someone at EA shared your point of view.

kayoss1660d ago

Don't do what polyphony did wit gran turismo 5. I don't like incomplete games.

GamingNerd0131659d ago

Lol do u even know what incomplete means? Or r u just trolling? GT5 shits on forza 5 by a long shot hell forza 5 is only 10% of content compared to 100% of content of GT.

kayoss1658d ago (Edited 1658d ago )

Did you even hear what the producer of gt5 said about the game itself? I'm not trolling and I'm a huge fan of the gt series. The producer himself said that gt5 was not a complete game. Why you think there were so many updates for it throughout it life span? Gt6 is what gt5 should have been in the beginning.
By the way, I'm not a big fan of forza, the only forza game I've played was forza 2.

Redempteur1657d ago

The producer is someone who is never satisfied and is always trying to do "better" way to interpret his words out of context.

showtimefolks1660d ago

watch Dogs delay was great for gaming. UBI took a huge hit when they delayed it but if the game ends up being that much better than it was all worth it

Drive Club's delay was great for racing fans, since this will be a true next gen racer. Evolution studios hired some of the developers who worked on PGR series. So we getting the very best of development experience and talent


that's to create hype man every console maker does it. Like halo 5 in 2014 when its actually gonna be 2015

Milruka1660d ago

GT could learn a lesson here.

aceitman1660d ago

red dead redemption was delayed and it was worth it.

LKHGFDSA1660d ago

they were already going to release an uncomplete version of the game, so there's no loss.
I still think they should have released the PS+ version so everyone could play it first thing when they got the console. (because the game comes free with it after you activate plus)

lesrima881659d ago

or they could just release it now and have the rest of the missing content be dlc just like that other racing game cough*forza5*cough

famoussasjohn1659d ago

foxtrot - I agree. Their ad campaign came back to bite them in the ass.


Automatic791659d ago

It seems like all the rumors were right Sony was not completely ready for launch with all the frame rate issue, online and now delays on games. Gamers can disagree truth is its going to be at least till 2015 when you see a good amount of games that is when I will pick up a ps4.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1659d ago

I've been playing a real next gen driving game since November 22nd. You should of jumped ahead. You'd be playing one already.

B-radical1659d ago

Real next gen driving game....ill take a next gen racing game over that...

ZombieKiller1659d ago (Edited 1659d ago )

Why make an untested unfinished product?

Because Call of Duty does it and apparently it works. SMFH. I'm so glad they took this route and I hope more devs treat us like this. Release a completed game damnit!

ramiuk11659d ago

it be nice if it was polished enough but wasnt enough content,that way they could release few cars and maps then rest later on,but there releasing it full retail too if i remmeber right so prob not a good idea for them financially

ZombieKiller1659d ago

If that's the case I'd go buy Forza or Killer Instinct. No thanks. Let's just all do it the way we have been all along

$60 for 1 FULL game please.

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Majin-vegeta1660d ago

Good rather have a game that works unlike BF4

Soldierone1660d ago

Brokenfield 4 isn't messed up.... its supposed to frustrate you with annoying glitches and poor gameplay.... haha ;)

JasonXS121660d ago

I'm seeing this as becoming more common in the video game industry of games either releasing unfinished and broken or having their release date cancelled and delayed for further "polish".
How much polish needed can vary but more and more games are being delayed or come out half assed.
Battlefield 4 is a prime example of releasing on time but broken as heck.

ramiuk11659d ago

how is BF4 since its latest patch couple days ago?
i returned my copy to shop(ps4) as it was just a mess around mid december time

Wizziokid1660d ago

Shame some other dev's don't take note of that sentence.

jay21660d ago

They should have shut their mouths with a release date, will be at least 6 months late.

Monolith1660d ago

So April. I'm OK with that. Only 3 more months then. Just about I should say.