There’s a rumour floating around that DriveClub could be joining Watch Dogs with a delay into 2014, started by TheSameCoin, who heard from an anonymous source – allegedly a developer within Sony – that DriveClub has been moved from the launch line-up.
TSC say “after yesterdays [sic] announcement about Watch Dog’s [sic] & The Crew slipping into 2014, this rumour was too much not to post” and while there’s no reason given for the delay, it did look “a little unfinished” when shown at events earlier this year. You know, earlier this year, when the game was a little unfinished.
They go on to discuss how “this isn’t the best bit of news” and it is also a hit to the PS+ service, so that means the stripped-down PS+ version has been delayed too, seemingly.
So, it doesn’t really seem as though there’s much to go on with this rumour, other than this bit of info that TSC claim to have been told. We’ve contacted Sony and will update this post accordingly as soon as we find out.
UPDATE 1: Despite initially dismissing this rumour, there has been more fuel added to the fire over on NeoGAF, with reliable poster famousmortimer saying that he’s heard the same from someone he trusts, and that he’s aware that he’ll get banned if he’s wrong, so is very confident in the claims.
If true, Sony are likely looking for another game to replace DriveClub in the first month of PS+, but we could see an official announcement – or a debunking – tomorrow at the earliest.
Furthermore, DriveClub’s design director Paul Rustchynsky can’t comment on the matter either, as his official comment on twitter is that he’s been out of office looking after his newborn baby.
UPDATE 2: Kotaku have now presented some interesting information which makes us even less sceptical of the delay – they’re saying that their own source says the story is true, and point out that DriveClub has been removed from the line-up of a Sony event showing off PS4 games due to a “scheduling conflict”. Uh oh.