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Sources: Driveclub Pushed Into Spring

The PlayStation 4 can use all the launch titles it can get, so if this news is true, it's unfortunate.

According to a variety of reports, the intended PS4 launch game, Driveclub, may have been delayed until 2014. It started with a rumor at The Same Coin and then gained traction when a source "familiar with Sony's plans" told Kotaku that Evolution's anticipated racers was indeed pushed back.

If accurate, this means we won't see Driveclub until 2014. It's also interesting to note that the game was removed from a PS4 preview event in San Francisco due to a "scheduling conflict." As for the developer, Evolution design direction Paul Rustchynsky didn't make any concrete statements; he only had this to say via Twitter:

"Unfortunately guys I don't have any new information on DriveClub to share. I've been out if the office for a week looking after my newborn!"

Uh-oh, looks like new PS4 owners will be left with Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack as launch exclusives...

Related Game(s): DriveClub

Tags: driveclub, driveclub release date, driveclub launch date

10/16/2013 8:59:54 PM John Shepard

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Comments (24 posts)

Temjin001
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 10:28:54 PM
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I actually have respect for such moves, as Ubisoft just announced. There's tremendous pressure to race to the launch gate. so it takes a genuine commitment to quality to make yourself delay for the sake of improving the offering.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 10:51:44 PM
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"Our list of allies grows thin."

-Elrond

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Temjin001
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 11:06:51 PM

haha and Balrog's ROCK!

perhaps another reason the game has been delayed is to not allow Drive Club's presence erode away at GT6's sales.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 12:26:00 PM

Watch Dogs and Driveclub shall not pass!

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Kryten1029a
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 11:13:09 PM
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This has not been a good week! I had planned to download Driveclub on the 15th and play that until Watch Dogs released on the 19th but that's (sadly) no longer an option. Those two games were the ones that I was most excited for and now I'm uncertain what to buy. I've never played the Killzone games and Knack just doesn't really do anything for me. There's always AC4 I suppose, but I haven't been particularly enthusiastic for that series since Revelations.

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Gamer46
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 11:40:16 PM
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All the sudden the PS4 launch lineup has gone from good to very mediocre compared to Xbox One. And while yes, it is nice they want to deliver quality games, it's pathetic that they couldn't get it done before launch. Especially in the case of Drive Club, there was more than enough time to get it ready and with Evolution being a first party there is literally zero excuse for this.

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Kryten1029a
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 11:49:46 PM

The really interesting thing is that they waited until a month before launch to announce the delays. I'm more than willing to trade time for quality, but why did they not announce this sooner. In order to have shipped retail copies to stores, they would have had to have "gone gold" within the next week or so, right?

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 12:36:12 AM

it's all about the Resogun man. Resogun gonna keep 'em all up late at night ....


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karneli lll
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 12:18:57 AM
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And Sony proceeds to make another colossal launch mistake.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 2:32:40 AM
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Error warning: Design 'director' instead of 'direction'.

And I'm not fussed about this at all. I was excited for DriveClub, but going hands-on with it robbed me of all enthusiasm. It's probably just that the demo was super limited, but it did not feel like a good game at all.

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___________
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 2:57:32 AM
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a new console with no racer at launch!?
BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!
come on you cant have a new console release without having a racing game to accompany it!
sigh, even less reason to get a ps4!

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Akuma07
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 11:04:19 PM

Actually NFS Rivals is still going to be there.

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Xzer0
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 3:20:19 AM
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Dudes you all overreacting. Sony did not confirmed it. Less than month is for game release date and Sony even did not chagne the date of game realease date, it is still 15th November 2013 and if that date changes to TBA then it is true, but if this date will not change after a week, then this news is just a rumor. Do not start a panic. and here is a link http://us.playstation.com/ps4/games/drive-club-ps4.html

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 3:55:24 AM
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Ok now I am worried.
They had such a marvellous momentum, will they stumble right before the finishing line?

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 4:00:46 AM

Surely it's the starting line?

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 4:44:48 AM

Well, yeah I guess. :)
But the finishing line for the launch. Like, two months ago I was 100% sure I'd get it on day 1. Now I am 100% I'll wait with getting it.


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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 5:56:20 AM
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I'm now beginning to feel sorry for people who have pre-ordered a PS4... There really is nothing for it now.

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LividFiction
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 6:52:56 AM
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I pre-ordered Knack, which I'm excited to play, but I was really looking forward to Driveclub on launch day. If that's pushed back as well, that's legitimately disappointing.

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faraga
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 7:41:47 AM
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The only game I wanted to play with my new PS4 when I would get it was Driveclub, which I would get with my PS+ account. Now, I don't really know which game to get with my PS4. As it looks now, I will have a very shiny new box with lots of promises just standing there, when I'll be playing GTA5 and GT6 on its predecessor.

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DjEezzy
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 9:46:24 AM
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I just don't get it. Exclusives are awesome but there ARE other games that look pretty freaking fantastic still coming out. i'd say resogun, kz and bf4 are plenty reason enough to still get a ps4. I'm sorry but i don't JUST play exclusives on my console. Oh and this hasn't even been confirmed. If it happens it happens but really... Come on!!!

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Brighat
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 12:14:04 PM
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I wasn't planning to buy DriveClub; I was going to wait until it was on PS+. I feel it might be delayed due to Gran Turismo 6. Still, I'm done with PS3 gaming and I've sold the system and games. I'm buying the PS4 for the long-term so I can wait for the games. I have a vast backlog on my aging PC I can work on during the winter. Maybe I'll actually give Black Flag a look this holiday season.

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Akuma07
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 11:03:37 PM

Driveclub was free on PS+ at the PS4 launch.

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Akuma07
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 11:03:12 PM
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Driving fans? How about Launch day adopters in general.

The launch lineup for PS4 doesn't look so attractive after Watch Dogs left, and now Driveclub?

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___________
Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 9:50:12 AM
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sad day shu has posted on the blog that this is true.
sigh, and people complained that the vitas launch lineup was pathetic!
guess ill be waiting till mid next year to be getting mine.
might wait till the orders out, only game thats really intrigued me.

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