DriveClub was taken 'back to the drawing board'

MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios' PlayStation 4-exclusive racer DriveClub was once due alongside the new console, but a month before launch Sony delayed it to the vague period of "early 2014." And we haven't heard much from it since. Sony has now explained that rather than simply polishing up a little, it wanted "go back to the drawing board and make sure the game is great before we ship it."

"It all comes back to that fundamental principle, and that's that we want to build great games," Sony Worldwide Studios America software product development head Scott Rohde told IGN. Sony owns Evolution. "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."

As for when DriveClub will actually launch, Sony still isn't saying. "Early 2014" is unlikely, then.