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PS4 racer DriveClub has been delayed until 2014, according to numerous online reports.

Rumblings of the launch title's delay first appeared online earlier this evening when a website called The Same Coin claimed that it had received word "from an anonymous source that Sony’s upcoming PS4 launch title Driveclub is delayed until spring 2014."

"Treat this as 100 per cent rumour for now," stated the site, "hopefully it will turn out to be false."

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But in the hours that followed, multiple other sources backed up The Same Coin's report, with NeoGAF user 'famousmortimer' – the person behind this year's #PS4NoDRM campaign and with alleged links to Sony sources – claimed that he had also heard the rumour "from someone I trust. That's all I can say. This person isn't working on the game and could be wrong. I trust that it isn't wrong.

"They [Sony] are likely scrambling to pick a new PS+ game to deliver some good news with the bad and announce it then," he said.

Kotaku later reported that "a person familiar with goings-on at Sony" had confirmed with them that "the report is true" and that the game had indeed seen a delay. The site also stated that DriveClub had been pulled from a PS4 event taking place in North America today, with a Sony representative claiming that the game had been removed due to a "scheduling conflict".

The same rep also told Kotaku that Sony "[doesn't] comment on rumors and speculation" when asked about the delay.

DriveClub's design director Paul Rustchynsky chose not to confirm or deny reports when quizzed about the delay on Twitter either, stating: "Unfortunately guys I don't have any new information on DRIVECLUB to share. I've been out if the office for a week looking after my newborn!"

DriveClub had been expected to launch alongside PlayStation 4 on November 29, with a content-limited version also available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

If true, the delay would mark the second major setback for PlayStation 4 this week following Ubisoft's decision to push back key launch title Watch Dogs. It would also mean that PlayStation 4 launches with just two AAA first-party titles: Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack.

Sony has yet to respond to VideoGamer.com's request for comment.

Source: thesamecoin.co.uk, neogaf.com, kotaku.com, @rushy33

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pblive

Not really, it's just a game that everyone and their dog was saying looked unfinished. I'm glad they've not chosen to launch it in that state.

Ps3 had 23 titles at launch including Ridge Racer 7, Motorstorm and Resistance, after 3 were delayed.

Plus it does mean we get an extra game on PS+ which is nice.
Posted 11:55 on 18 October 2013
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Karlius@ pblive

Oh dear that is terrible news for PS4. Its PS3 launch all over again. Queue PS4 delay.
Posted 10:31 on 18 October 2013
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pblive

Just confirmed by Sony
Posted 10:24 on 18 October 2013
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tvr77@ Goombah

I mean damaging in sense that it leaves the PS4 with less initial games and less reason to jump in and pick up a launch console. Alone it might not have been so bad but as i said this is on top of other recently announced delays.
I'm not to fussed about Drive Club either but it was a nice enticement as a free plus offering.
I was getting Watchdogs and Killzone and i'm a plus member so Drive Club as well but it now looks like two of those may not be available right away and nothing else takes my fancy as a Day one, full price title. So i'm kinda bummed out a little and i'm sure i'm not the only one.
Posted 18:22 on 17 October 2013
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Goombah@ tvr77

I agree it could be damaging to those that pre ordered ps4 to play thi game at launch. But people like myself who hardly play racing games prob could care less. I wasnt planning to pick it up until it drops price anyway. But yeah its a huge let down to those who expecting this to be a launch title.
Posted 16:57 on 17 October 2013
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Goombah

This doesnt bother me. Wasnt planning to get this on launch anyway . If this improves the quality then great. Since most launch titles lack in quality. But i guess it is bad news if you were excited about this at launch. But im just not that into racing games . Never liked forza or gt. killzone and knack are my pre ordered titles so this doesnt effect me. But a huge set back if you looking forward to this game. If this turns out to be true.
Posted 16:51 on 17 October 2013
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tvr77

If true this could be quite damaging on top of other delays that have already been announced. At this rate there won't be anything to play on the PS4 unless you count indie games but i'm buying a launch PS4 for a lot more than that.
Posted 10:39 on 17 October 2013
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DASHONFIRE

Doubtful, especially considering they're demoing it in stores and it's the first big PS4 PS+ game.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/...-blue-in-them/
Posted 01:21 on 17 October 2013
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Freekill

1. thesamecoin starts rumors more than reports on them, they take anything from whining kids on reddit and fanboys making crap up.
2. I doubt Sony would pull the game from a viewing because they plan to delay it. They would still show it, there must of been a better reason for it pulling it from the viewing
3. Even if it does turn out to be true the ps4 still has a strong line-up thanks to the indie presence.
Posted 23:15 on 16 October 2013
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pblive

Not great if that's true, especially as Microsoft will have a new Forza at launch.

But Sony will no doubt work on something to replace it for the launch of PS+ on PS4.
Posted 22:42 on 16 October 2013
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NickTheSwede

I would not Think its true.. i hope not, but i got so many other games too play!
Posted 22:38 on 16 October 2013
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reynoldio

My plan to buy no PS4 games and just play PS+ from day one are looking less likely - a driving game would be a perfect timesink... Here's hoping they find something great to kick off PS4 PS+ with!
Posted 22:25 on 16 October 2013

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Release Date: 10/10/2014
Developer: Evolution
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 3+
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