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DriveClub Takes to the Track from 7th October on PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

How fast do you want to go?

It’s releasing almost a year later than we anticipated, but Evolution Studios' delayed racer DriveClub will finally start its engine on 7th October in North America and 8th October in Europe. The date was confirmed as part of a brand new trailer, which we have to concede looks extraordinary. Alright, it may not be strictly gameplay footage, but if that’s really all in-engine, then this is going to be something very special.

Writing candidly on the PlayStation Blog, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained why the release has taken so long. “We planned for the game to be ready for early 2014, and are committed to delivering on our ambitious promise of creating a truly innovative, socially connected racing game,” he said. “The problem with being ambitious is that you have to be prepared to accept that there will be challenges along the way.”

The affable executive added that because the title’s connected features are beyond anything that’s ever been done before, the studio needed more time to properly realise its vision. “We are really proud of the incredible work that the team has produced – their tenacity and passionate pursuit of excellence is admirable, and DriveClub will be all the better for it,” he continued, promising that more information will be revealed tomorrow.

Elsewhere, the likeable luminary confirmed that MotorStorm RC director Paul Rustchynsky has been in charge of the project since February 2014, following the departure of Col Rodgers due to a family illness. “With Rushy in the lead, we know that DriveClub will deliver on its initial promise to be a truly next-gen racing title for our PS4 portfolio,” he concluded. We don’t know about you, but that trailer’s certainly illuminated our internal headlights.

[via blog.us.playstation.com, blog.eu.playstation.com]

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redd214

#3

redd214 said:

Between The Crew, Project CARS, more than likely a new Need for Speed and DriveClub now, its gonna be a busy fall for racing games. Hopefully a good ps4 wheel will be out by then

get2sammybAdmin

#4

get2sammyb said:

@Paranoimia UK release probably will be 10th October, as that's a Friday. Will update when I get a press release. US trailer explicitly says 7th October, which is a Tuesday. I imagine 8th October will be continental Europe.

eLarkos

#6

eLarkos said:

Holy crap I want this game. This and Destiny seem like exactly what I want out of each of their genres. Im quickly finding myself incredibly enthusiastic about the PS4.

Kohaku

#13

Kohaku said:

A delay of 11 months, how is that possible when you in the biggining of october 2013 still thinks that you can release it in november? Then it will be beginning of 2014 and now its another 7-8 months later.

imtom2002

#14

imtom2002 said:

Is this still meant to have a free to play part for ps+ members? Looks really good though happy to wait for games if they are made better.

eLarkos

#15

eLarkos said:

@Kohaku They knew in October, but they needed to stay silent (lie) to boost the looks of the launch line up.

hammergrantN7

#18

hammergrantN7 said:

I can't wait to play this but that's insane that was originally due to come out at launch and has been delayed til October. Bit of a joke

KAPADO

#21

KAPADO said:

It better look this good on my ps4 . No excuses we already let them slide with enough.

hammergrantN7

#22

hammergrantN7 said:

@get2sammyb I really hope that us the case and if so it probably will be worth it. But why bother even mentioning that it was going to be a launch title when really that was never going to be realist if they wanted to realese a really good game

Scollurio

#23

Scollurio said:

A YEAR later. Wow. By then I got plenty of other stuff to play (and wills till be playing GT6 if polyphony ever gets into gear with their DLCs).

Chris1975

#26

Chris1975 said:

I'm getting the funny feeling that a lot if not all the social interconnectivity will be missing from the ps+ edition and that is how they are going to entice you to upgrade to the full package.

banacheck

#27

banacheck said:

originally due to come out at launch and has been delayed til October. Bit of a joke

I would say it would have been a bit of a joke if thay released it at launch in a broken mess, and the thing is when a company release's a broken game take Skyrim nothing is done. People gone on to give it GOTY, no wonder you have publishers like EA doing the same. It seems if thay delay there game it damages it more, then what it would if thay released it in a broken mess, so thay cannot win.

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