Confirming earlier rumors, Sony has that revealed DriveClub from Evolution Studios will miss its originally planned release date at PlayStation 4 launch, now slipping into “early 2014.” As you can expect, this delay was due to the development team requiring “more time in order to deliver on their vision” and Shuhei Yoshida is “fully confident the game will surpass your expectations.”
Shuhei then talked a little bit more about the delay:
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. At launch alone, we have Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4 to name but a few, as well as the incredible list of indie games coming to PS4. A broad portfolio of games will be available on PS4 before the end of the year, and with games such as inFamous: Second Son, The Order 1886, Destiny, Watch Dogs and now DriveClub coming next year, the strength of the software line-up on PS4 is unprecedented.
DriveClub is a really ambitious racing title and the game is looking stunning. 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.
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