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DriveClub delayed

Sony has confirmed that DriveClub has been delayed until early 2014.

In a statement released this morning, Sony said that the game has been delayed to help the team realize its "next generation racing vision."

To make up for the game missing at launch both Resogun (previously confirmed) and Contrast will be added to PlayStation Plus for free at the launch of the console.

In addition, PS4 and PS Plus subscribers will still get DriveClub: PS Plus Edition when the game launches early next year.

Here's the statement in full:

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.

This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members’ Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released. 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. If you’re not aware of Contrast, it will whisk you away to a surreal vaudevillian, film-noir inspired reality full of performance, intrigue, shadow-play and drama. Please check out the trailer below. I’m sure you’ll agree that it is unlike anything you will have played before.

We’re also offering members access to an exclusive "Open Weekend" trial of Killzone Shadow Fall multiplayer on December 28-29.

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, 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.

Edited On 18 Oct, 2013

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beardboy's avatar
beardboy 3 years ago
Excellent. So now my Watch_Dogs preorder is delayed until 2014, and also my Driveclub preorder. Are there actually going to be any games ready for launch, or will we all just have a little black box sat under the TV costing £350?!
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MrChilliBeer 3 years ago
Wow. First Watchdogs and now this. Bad times. Still, it's made my decision to get NFS:Rivals at launch a whole lot easier.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
The launch line up is becoming more depressing by the day between the 2 consoles this could be the most boring launch line up for a new consoles.
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juvan1le 3 years ago
Wow so the ps4 launch line up just got worse, Think il be playing KIller instinct and Dead rising 3, more than my ps4 games
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JoeToots 3 years ago
This has pushed me towards waiting to get a PS4
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rossthebassist 3 years ago
Being honest with myself, i was going to play the plus version, i have had zero interest in buying the full version of this game. So this and watchdogs changes nothing for my launch plans. Killzone bundle, Knack and Battlefield 4 are my launch plans, plus the plethora of free to play games and 2 plus games. I'm going to be busy enough on launch without having to worry about those 2 games. Disappointing for the guys who wanted these at launch admittedly
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
not planning to buy this any way so wont effect me, prefer need 4 speed any day just pick it up free when on ps plus
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Steersy 3 years ago
Agreeing with Ross, I have ACIV, Killzone, Battlefield and Fifa14 to play. There are plenty of cracking games, I think this is a pretty strong launch lineup across the two consoles. Not long to wait now!
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
so sony talked big and is failing to deliver. great job guys. not gonna moan as that big talk improved my XBone!
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Old Timer 3 years ago
Well my son is off to GAME today to cancel his PS4 pre-order. He was only planning to get Drive Club and Watch Dogs on release so no point now. There's an article on OXM today saying DICE "considered" delaying Battlefield 4, thankfully it's still on course but if anymore next gen games get delayed between now and November I can see even less Xbox One and PS4 sales.
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Kaysar 3 years ago
Wow. I wasn't planning on getting either DriveClub or Watch Dogs but to have both pull out of launch day titles really does leave Sony's cupboard bare. And their list of games available at launch are basically shooter, shooter, football, another assassin game, shooter. Not really an inspiring list and whilst hopefully some of the indie games make up for it, they alone won't draw people to wanting the console on release day. Here's keeping the fingers crossed that no other games are delayed else Sony really will be struggling in the face of Xbox One's line up.
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mattbladen 3 years ago
Wow - So is there only killzone left thats a good title for PS4?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
All in the eyes of the beholder, the only title that the Xbox One has on launch that I'm interested in is Crimson Dragon
Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 3 years ago
^^ Word. Although looking at the line up for PS4 into March isn't inspiring either. Only Oddworld interests me. Still, it is each to their own.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Both look crap in my opinion
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Contrast is taking this place on PS Plus. So will just mean I get that instead of DriveClub.
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Richard 3 years ago
I've pre-ordered the ps4 with drive club included! What happens now? Is it going to be replaced with another game?
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Kaysar 3 years ago
When you log in, Richard, this message is displayed at the top of your account: PS4 / Xbox One 'Watch Dogs' Information Following the news that Watch Dogs has been delayed until 2014, please note that we are discussing the available options and will be in touch with all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundle customers affected ASAP. Please do not panic and cancel your pre-order! This will lose your place in the queue. We will provide further details as soon as we possibly can. - The ShopTo Team
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budgefett 3 years ago
Richard, you'll get an email from Shopto asking if you wish to swap to a ps4 only or a different bundle. Probably next week sometime. My one question is....... Is the PS + account transferable between ps3 and ps4 or is a separate account required? I'm hoping that i can just use the account i have at the moment on both machines.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's the same
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
It will be the same as it is now as it appears on your Vita and PS3 it will also appear on your PS4 at launch.
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budgefett 3 years ago
Thank you, you fantastically helpful people.
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Ash 3 years ago
To be honest, I doubt I'd of bought this game but I was looking forward to trying it on PS+, really looking forward to seeing what they can do with it given the extra time. Perhaps hit 60fps? Make it look or run smoother? It'll bring something extra to play in 2014, so I don't necessarily think this is a bad move to make and we still get two free PS+ games at launch along with DriveClub when released, so all good here!
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
So only Retail Launch titles is Killzone and Knack :( Oh well at less we get Contrast for free
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Richard 3 years ago
Ahh ok thanks for the Reply's :) didn't really want another bundle as I pre-ordered the £550 1 with Battlefield + Fifa and a extra controller I still want those games really =l
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daveww 3 years ago
That's a shame, but I will be playing Killzone, BF4 & AC4. I'm sure that will keep me busy for a while. Oh, then the Destiny beta!

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