DriveClub screenshot
DriveClub screenshot

Evolution Studios has taken Driveclub "back to the drawing board" to ensure "the game is great", according to comments made by Sony Worldwide Studios America development head Scott Rohde.

Discussing the delayed PS4 racer with IGN, Rohde said that Sony's "fundamental principle" was to "build great games".

"And we really don't want to release a game before it's ready. And sometimes, this happens in the normal course of business, where we think we're on track to deliver what we think is going to be a great game, and when we get closer, we realize that we'd be doing everyone a disservice if we shipped it before it was ready."

"So, I think that at PlayStation, perhaps more than at other places, we're willing to kinda eat that [cost] and go back to the drawing board and make sure the game is great before we ship it. And that's what's going on right now with that game."

Rohde later refused to confirm that Driveclub would still release in 2014, stating that "we're not announcing any specifics on [a date] yet".

Officially, Driveclub is still on track for a release in "early 2014". The game was originally scheduled to release alongside PS4 last November.

However, it isn't clear from Rohde's comments when Evolution took the game "back to the drawing board", and whether it's a recent development or the real reason for the game's earlier delay.


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Endless's Avatar


"Because The Crew looks better" is all his statement is missing ;)
Posted 12:53 on 11 March 2014
chrishatton's Avatar


Must have had some serious issues with it. As long as there isnt micro transactions then im still up for it
Posted 12:43 on 11 March 2014
essex1212's Avatar

essex1212@ Neon-Soldier32

Yeah and it was part of their TV ads, still felt there should have been a disclaimer that the games are not out yet.

Also bet Sony regret scrapping that exclusive game the other month NOW which they were gonna announce at E3.
Posted 10:44 on 11 March 2014


Very disappointing, especially if you're an early adopter of the PS4 and you were promised this 4 months ago.
Posted 10:18 on 11 March 2014


Disappointed. It's good that they're willing to sacrifice PR and impatient customers to make a better game, but it does set the game up for a fall if it's not fantastic after all that.
Posted 10:14 on 11 March 2014
dav2612's Avatar


Perhaps they should give up and just give us another Motorstorm.
Posted 09:59 on 11 March 2014

Game Stats

Release Date: 10/10/2014
Developer: Evolution
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 132 1
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