The PlayStation 4’s launch line-up is suddenly looking quite thin.
After Ubisoft delayed Watch Dogs to spring 2014 earlier this week, Sony has now announced that Evolution Studios’ social racer Driveclub is being pushed to early 2014.
Both Xbox and PlayStation consoles have traditionally had one exclusive racing game withint it’s launch line-up. The PS2 had Ridge Racer 5, the Xbox had Project Gotham Racing, the Xbox 360 had PGR3 and the PS3 had Motorstorm. Xbox One has Forza Motorsport 5, but the PS4, it appears, will now be without an exclusive racing game at launch.
The reasons for the delay are predictable. “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 Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida.
The delay will be especially disappointing for PlayStation Plus subscribers, who were counting on the DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition to be part of the Instant Game Collection at launch. Sony has said though that it will appear in the IGC when the game does launch.
In an attempt to soften the blow, however, Sony has announced an ‘open weekend’ for Killzone Shadow Fall on 28th and 29th December.
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