There's no point in producing a sub-par product, right?
Driveclub was originally announced as a PlayStation 4 launch title. Unfortunately, it suffered a delay that pushed it into 2014 and now, there's some question as to whether or not it'll even arrive this year.
That's because PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Scott Rohde told IGN that developer Evolution Studios has "gone back to the drawing board." This is due to the fact that, as it stands, the game would prove disappointing to PS4 owners. Said Rohde:
"What I will say is that it all comes back to that fundamental principle, and that's that we want to build great games. 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."
Rohde added that at PlayStation, "perhaps more than at other places," they're willing to eat the cost of returning to the drawing board, just so they can be certain of the product's quality when it ultimately ships. He didn't say if the anticipated PS4 exclusive would launch in 2014 but we've got plenty of other options for this year, right?
Related Game(s): Driveclub