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#1 Ironman273

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:39

DriveClub officially delayed until 2014, Sony confirms
By Emily Gera on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:20a
 

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The release of DriveClub is officially delayed on PlayStation 4 despite initially being included in the system's North American launch lineup, it was confirmed in a post by President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida.

 

The launch of both DriveClub and DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition will now be pushed to early 2014, "in order [for Evolution Studios] to deliver on their vision," wrote Yoshida.

 

DriveClub will still be available as part of the Instant Game Collection once released; however, at the launch of the PS4 the game will be replaced by surreal vaudevillian title Contrast from Compulsion Games as a free title on the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members.

 

"We understand that the delay is disappointing news, but can assure you that the reason we have made this decision is to ensure that when DriveClub launches, it will realize the next-gen racing vision. And PlayStation 4 gamers will have no shortage of titles to play this year," Yoshida continued.

 

"The extra time we're giving the team means the visuals and overall experience are only going to get better. We can assure you that it will be worth the wait."

 

Source: Polygon




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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:40

Now I have no reason to buy a PS4 until next year.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:41

hmm, fewer and fewer launch games.. makes my wallet happier.  Especially with christmas coming, I'd ###### a few people off if I told them I couldn't get the presents because I bought games for my PS4.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:42

Well that stinks. Can they release it on PC then?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:33

It's quite  unfortunate, as it means the PS4 gamers won't have any decent racing games at launch.

 

luckily racing is kind of a niche, a big nice, but still. 



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:56

hmm, fewer and fewer launch games.. makes my wallet happier.  Especially with christmas coming, I'd **** a few people off if I told them I couldn't get the presents because I bought games for my PS4.

That's the wrong way to look at it! :D  You want the games to launch as early as possible so by the time you're ready to buy they may be discounted or available used!  That makes my wallet happier. :present:



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 13:12

That's the wrong way to look at it! :D  You want the games to launch as early as possible so by the time you're ready to buy they may be discounted or available used!  That makes my wallet happier. :present:

Fair enough, though with my PS4 I am going to be watching the deal sites and such a lot for my game purchases.  If I can save 10$ on every game I buy.. I'd be pretty happy.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 13:28

That's the wrong way to look at it! :D  You want the games to launch as early as possible so by the time you're ready to buy they may be discounted or available used!  That makes my wallet happier. :present:

 

Works for non multiplayer games, but for multiplayer games it has another side effect.

Either

1. everyone's done playing by the time you get it

2. everyone is awesome at it by the time you play it.

 alternatively a bit of both :)



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 14:35

retail exclusives down to two. knack and killzone.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 14:41

So that's two games gone already. Surely developers would have known by now that the game wasn't ready. 



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 14:42

Sucks :( It played well at Eurogamer but it did seem like it needed some more time. Looks stunning, but I guess they might push for 60FPS. Glad to see it will still be offered free through PS Plus.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 14:47

It's got to be disappointing for those looking forward to this but I guess they still have some issues they want to fix. Still, it's better to release a fully working product then something they are constantly patching and trying to catch up on the issues.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 14:56

I really was looking forward to Drive Club so much...



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 14:57

Well that stinks. Can they release it on PC then?

 

Wat?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 15:00

Well that stinks. Can they release it on PC then?

It's PS4 exclusive. I think you were thinking about The Crew, which is also going to be released on PC.