October 18, 2013
Second Next-Gen Title, Drive Club, Pushed to 2014
Confirmed today by Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida (head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment) via the Official PlayStation Blog, Evolution Studio’s next gen title, Drive Club, will be pushed to 2014. Drive Club was the launch title coming from Evolution Studios, know mostly for the Motorstorm franchise that launched with in the “launch window” of the PlayStation 3. Motorstorm was a hit and spawned 2 sequels on the PS3 and two spin offs, one on the PSP, the other on the PS Vita. This delay hurts a bit more than Watch Dogs for Sony, as a version of Drive Club was going to be free on launch day as part of the Instant Games Collection that coincides with the PlayStation Plus membership program. There is good news to this push back though. Drive Club will still be offered when it hits the PlayStation 4 next year and there is a replacement game in the meantime, Contrast. Yoshida also gave info on a free Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer weekend on December 28th and 29th. Like I stated with Watch Dogs, I am all for delays if they bring a better product to market, I wish the films industry would have pushed some films back in hopes of better outcomes. Hopefully Evolution Studios puts the time to good use.