It's a bad day for PS4 with the news that yet another launch title for the machine has slipped into the New Year.
As if Sony's silence on the issue wasn't confirmation enough, the company has now officially confirmed that DriveClub will not now be released 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,” Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida stated.
This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members' Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released.
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.”
To try and make up for the blow Sony has announced an ‘open weekend' for Killzone Shadow Fall on December 28th-29th.
The PS4 launch line-up now includes Killzone, Knack, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4 – but not, of course, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs.