Sony have confirmed reports of PS4 launch title DriveClub being delayed until “early 2014”. They’ve described this as a “difficult decision” and it’s definitely one which will be better for the game, allowing Evolution to deliver the game they wanted.
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.
As well as the launch line-up, this directly affects the PlayStation Plus bonuses offered in the first month, of which a scaled-back version of DriveClub was one. Now, while you’ll still get that when the game releases next year if you’re a PS+ subscriber, Contrast from Corruption Games will be available as part of the Instant Game Collection at launch instead.
They’ve also detailed some future PlayStation Plus content, including an “open weekend” trial for Killzone Shadow Fall, allowing everyone to experience the multiplayer component. While the launch line-up is now missing one of its key exclusive titles, 2014 is looking like a great year already.
It’s definitely better to have a great game next year than a mediocre game at launch.
Source: PlayStation Community Forums