DriveClub screenshot
DriveClub screenshot

The reason we've seen a few PS4 titles delayed from their planned release dates is because the console is able to offer so much, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told PlayStation LifeStyle.

Driveclub was promised for the launch of PS4 in November 2013, but will now arrive this October. Similarly The Order was expected to launch this holiday season, but will now appear in February 2015.

"I apologise for some of the games we pushed back, but when people ask me "We've been saying the PS4 is very easy to develop for, why are teams taking time?" The reason is, it's very easy to develop games on the PS4, except that PS4 can do so much, that a team's ambition is much higher.

"What they are trying to achieve, they are challenging, y'know, something new. More realistic graphics, social connectivity, or seamless integration of single-player and multiplayer. And they are encountering new kinds of challenges, so they have to take more time than they anticipated.

"Luckily, more people are now more understanding and more accommodating for the needs of the development team. And they (gamers) say they'd rather wait to play the best game the team can make rather than play a rushed title."

Source: PlayStation LifeStyle

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infinite's Avatar


most people are not bothered with "social connectivity", as for "seamless integration of single-player and multiplayer." - keep them separate...
Posted 17:54 on 15 June 2014
Woffls's Avatar


One of the few good reasons to delay a game, but Sony should have been able to have these scope discussions with their internal teams a long time ago and been able to give realistic release dates rather than string people along for a year of PS4 having barely any games worth playing.
Posted 12:24 on 14 June 2014
cul25's Avatar


That comment has more PR spin than Major Nelson's washing machine...
Posted 12:15 on 14 June 2014
BritishWolf's Avatar


Keeping us sweet by bribing us with indie titles is not acceptable in my opinion. They need to get pushing these games out that show what the console was made for
Posted 18:41 on 13 June 2014


A good excuse, if nothing else, but this would only apply to exclusive games surely.
Posted 14:58 on 13 June 2014

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