Friday, October 18, 2013

Driveclub officially delayed.


Ouuuuch burn on Sony!  Between this and Watch Dogs, the PS4's launch lineup is startin' to look a little scrawny.  We'll still have Killzone, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV, Knack and all those sweet indies, but let's be plain - that's one third of their major boxed-release launch lineup gone.

Let us remember the immortal words of Shigeru Miyamoto; "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."  That quote's less resonant in the age of patches, but still - better to drop somethin' when it's smokin' hot than when it's not quite ready (cough)GTAOnline(coughcough).

Driveclub was, of course, gonna' be Sony's big triple-A addition to the PS4's PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, and as it excuses itself, many were expecting Knack - a game a lot of people are curious about, but not curious enough to buy - to pick up the slack.  No such luck.  Instead, it's a little indie title many of us were gonna' buy anyway.



Contrast!  I'm almost disappointed I won't get to pay money for Contrast, and... well yeah, I'm more disappointed that I won't get to try Knack for free.

Shu Yoshida (head of Sony Worldwide Studios) said on the PlayStation Blog today that, when Driveclub eventually comes out, it will - just as planned - have a PS+ version that's free for subscribers.

...I just really hope Compulsion Games didn't get screwed somehow in this deal.

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