Joystiq: "A social network-styled dynamic menu system is to blame for Driveclub's months-long delay on the PlayStation 4,"
"months-long delay" You mean YEAR long delay. And for a stupid menu system? Are you kidding me?
@Above You're acting as if they spent a year just putting a UI into the game, lol. They would've had to make each and every function of the menu work in-game, smoothly. The menu is just the thing that displays the functions, the actual functions themselves is what would have caused the delay.
I get that it's not as simple as just a UI. My point is that I think it's ridiculous to delay a launch title for an entire year because of a menu or social features.
@PorkChop Yeah, i understand the frustration, i felt it too. But hey, if they felt the social aspect was an important part of their vision of the game, then i don't blame them. If it didn't have that then maybe it would have just become 'another racing game'.
Bubs fer staying classy. EDIT: San Diego
the Social aspect of DriveClub is what supposed to separate it from other racers, so yes they had to make sure It worked well so players can have a seamless experience.
i keep hearing this but need for speed on the vita/ps3 had it couple of years ago. ok, it wasn't clubs but pretty much the same thing,hopefully its upgraded and much better than that though as the game does look awesome
Im glad they delayed it for that reason. Honestly they talked about all the social features during interviews but watching videos it never made sense. The social features is very important. I'll as important as game play.
I'm sure that was the main concern but they without a doubt worked on other things as well such as graphics, gameplay, map detail etc.
Especially when they talked about 60fps as one of the reason's of the "Almost year long" delay... I don't see why you are getting disagrees when it's true? I swear, God forbid someone talk negative about a Sony product in here!
Literally lol. No way. It wasn't facebook enough so they set it back 11 months? I call bogus.
Social gaming community is very different from typical facebook and its getting bigger as technology improves I mean the game is called DriveCLUB, the club part shows you the game is not only racing but its meant to bring a group of gaming drivers together
Sony sure likes the Social scene this generation. Pretty much forcing Facebook on us, delaying games for Social menus.. I am sure they have a good reason, but personally I am not really very social :D
I game to get a break from people!!
I don't care why it was delayed, just extremely happy to know when to expect it! Stoked!
It always wonders me when people who have ABSOLUTELY no clue on how game development works, on what are the bottlenecks/issues devs face and how they deal with them, like to spit nonsense. It's not because you press a button and UI features pop up that it's simple to make a good and intuitive one. Especially for a game who wants to be a social racing game.
I honestly think it has EVERYTHING to do with The Crew, which is sounding like a much more epic (albeit slightly less impressive graphically) version of Driveclub.
It sounds like Burnout Paradise without the personality or fun.
delaying DC was the right thing to do. But they could've at least given us a stripped down version of drive club(DEMO) to make up for the long wait. I don't mind playing a DC demo with out the Social network-styled menu system in it.
I don't like social games, Driveclub is not for me.
So they knew it was 30fps all along!! All that social tripe is wasted on me, It'll be the 1st thing I turn OFF!!
Sometimes... I wonder if some of you all hear 'social' and think that it means you'll be playing with your facebook account. You do know social is just another buzzword for multiplayer when it comes to video games, right?
lol good one, gamers these days are so clueless bubble up for you
Yes we delayed it to add a social menus *shifts eyes back and forth* good good http://i19.photobucket.com/...
http://www.reactiongifs.com... No way they spent a year on UI. Something else is going on.
Bullshit, they were trying to hit 60fps with no dips.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.