Rumours that PlayStation 4 exclusive DRIVECLUB would be the latest upcoming title to face a launch delay have been confirmed by Sony.
Sony underlined the fact that, in spite of the delay, DRIVECLUB would still be part of Instant Game Collection when it launches early next year, and that “The extra time we’re giving the [DRIVECLUB] team means the visuals and overall experience are only going to get better.”
DRIVECLUB is the second delayed title to affect Sony this week. Although the other significant delay, Watch Dogs, was cross-platform rather than exclusive, the Ubisoft title had a greater impact for the PlayStation 4 thanks to the number of PS4 Watch Dogs bundles available.
Sony President Shuhei Yoshida has moved to allay fears about the dwindling number of launch titles available to gamers wanting to purchase a PlayStation 4;
“PlayStation 4 gamers will have no shortage of titles to play this year. At launch alone, we have Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, to name but a few, as well as the incredible list of Indie games coming to PS4," he said, "A broad portfolio of games will be available on PS4 before the end of the year, and with games such as Infamous Second Son, The Order 1886, Destiny, Watch Dogs and now DRIVECLUB coming next year, the strength of the software line-up on PS4 is unprecedented.”
What do you think of the delay of this PS4 exclusive? Do you think announcements like this will affect sales, or is it just a minor hiccup?