In a statement released by Shuhei Yoshida, the team at Evolution Studios “requires more time” with the game. While it’s a sad news indeed to those who will be getting the PS4 at launch, Yoshida is “fully confident the game will surpass your expectations”. As for the PlayStation Plus Edition, the game will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it launches early next year.
In addition to the sad announcement, SCE also announced today that a Contrast, the highly anticipated game from Compulsion Games, will be available to PlayStation Plus members for free as part of the growing Instant Game Collection. Sure, it’s an indie title but that should make up the loss of DriveClub.
As the first party exclusive games for the PS4 starts to dwindle as we approach its launch in less than a month, let’s hope DriveClub is the last game that they will delay as they only have two worthy titles worth picking up for launch; Killzone Shadow Fall and Knack.