In a press release today, Inside Games announced that their upcoming title DriveClub has been delayed until further notice. This ultimately means that the title will miss out on the PlayStation 4 launch in Japan on February 22, 2014.
Inside Games did not mention as to why the game is being delayed. Sony only commented that “various circumstances” are behind the decision. A new release date for Japan is now to be announced.
DriveClub was also supposed to be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 in the West but was then delayed to “early 2014”. That finally changed to later this year. In October last year, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida stated this was the result of more time being needed during development.
“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,” said Yoshida.
“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.”
Sony’s PS4 launch in the West wasn’t the strongest one in terms of exclusive content. Let’s hope more titles do not get delayed.
Source Inside Games