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."

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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.

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    March 11, 2014 6:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, 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."

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      March 11, 2014 6:37 AM

      Is it okay to use "pulling a Pitchford" as our new euphemism for turd polishing?

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      March 11, 2014 6:53 AM

      I wonder if they are pushing it back to launch with the rumored Sony VR headset. Also gives them extra time to try and get it running at a locked 60fps.

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      March 11, 2014 7:05 AM

      I see that as a good thing. As long as the end result is great.

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      March 11, 2014 12:01 PM

      I played the game a bit at PAX and it seemed fine, this coming from someone who loves racing games. It didn't really stick out as something memorable though. I wonder if they are trying to add some spice to the mix.