Sony have gone ‘back to the drawing board’ on DriveClub
The reason behind the delay for the PS4 racer, DriveClub, is so that Sony could go ‘back to the drawing board’ in order to make the game ‘great’.
The anticipation behind DriveClub has cooled a little since it was initially announced at the Playstation 4 launch event, mainly due to its delay from a launch title to a release date somewhere in 2014. The game looked extremely impressive when it was first announced, but it seems as though it was not to the standard that the developers were hoping, and we haven’t heard too much of the game since.
IGN have been in touch with Sony’s Scott Rohde, the Head of Software Product Development in America, about the future and the development of DriveClub, and why it has been delayed. Rohde said, “What I will say is that it all comes back to that fundamental principle, and that’s that we want to build great games… 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.”
“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.
Playstation 4 users will certainly be eager to hear more about the development of this title, and will be hoping to hear a definite release date soon. With E3 coming up, its reasonable to imagine that DriveClub will be one of the main features of Sony’s presentations.