Ever since Sony had a press conference back in February 2013 to reveal the new controller, show us some trailers from upcoming titles and talk about next gen system architecture, gamers around the globe have been excited about the PS4. Then in June of this year, gamers got an expectation boost from the press conference Sony held at E3; with the November 15 release date announcement being the highlight of the event. Sony had revealed a slew of games that are slated for release alongside the PS4 and a few of the titles have generated quite a buzz. One of the biggest titles set for release on 11/15 is Evolution Studios’ Driveclub.
With just under a month before the release of the PS4, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., has announced that the release of the hotly anticipated Driveclub will be pushed back until 2014. “DRIVECLUB will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision — and I’m fully confident the game will surpass your expectations.” It better because this is crushing to new many gamers who were looking forward to ripping it open right after their new PS4 has been powered on and setup. This is the second big game to be delayed in the last week; the first was Ubisoft’s much anticipated Watch Dogs. Yoshida goes on to say,” This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members’ Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released.”
The definitive reason for these delays is quality. Developers would rather push back the release dates of these titles in order to produce, for the players, a product that will meet or exceed the expectations of said players. Generally, gamers agree with this, but the timing is a bit questionable. One could say that the bright side is that there are still plenty of titles to look forward to that are releasing with the PS4. True, but the majority of the titles are games made by independent developers and are mostly free. Other big games such as, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available when the PS4 launches, but are already available for the PS3 or will be before the PS4 is released. Nevertheless, the PS4 still seems to be the best place to play and 2014 will be a super-hot year for gaming.