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DRIVECLUB on PS4 Release Date Revealed

Shuhei Yoshida's Avatar + Posted by Shuhei Yoshida on Apr 29, 2014 // President, SCE Worldwide Studios

Update: We know many of you were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition and we are truly sorry for the delay. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing DRIVECLUB. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice.

Hi all. It’s a big day for us at Worldwide Studios as we are now in a position to announce a launch date for the much anticipated PS4 exclusive title from Evolution Studios — DRIVECLUB.

The team have been working relentlessly on the game and have captured a new video to showcase just how impressive it’s currently looking. I absolutely loved it, so please watch through to find out the date.

We planned for the game to be ready for early 2014 and are committed to delivering on our ambitious promise of creating a truly innovative, socially connected racing game.

The problem with being ambitious is you have to be prepared to accept there will be challenges along the way. What DRIVECLUB offers has not been previously achieved in this category, and, because of this, the team needed more time to give you the game you’re waiting for.

In addition to the new date, we are also very pleased to announce that as of February 2014, Paul Rustchynsky — better known as Rushy — has been at the helm of DRIVECLUB as Game Director. We appreciate the announcement has come a little late, however we wanted to inform his appointment along with the new date announcement.

His experience when it comes to delivering racing games is impeccable. Previously Game Director on critically acclaimed MotorStorm RC, he has been an integral contributor to all major titles coming out of Evolution Studios since 2004. With Rushy in the lead, we know DRIVECLUB will deliver on its initial promise to be a truly next gen racing title for our PS4 portfolio.

We are really proud of the incredible work the team has produced — their tenacity and passionate pursuit of excellence is admirable, and DRIVECLUB will be all the better for it.

Your anticipation for the title since my last update has been a huge source of motivation for the team at Evolution Studios, and I know they are all extremely grateful for your continued support. Look out for plenty more news on DRIVECLUB in the coming weeks, including a blog update direct from Rushy tomorrow, and don’t forget, the date is in the trailer. I hope you enjoy watching it.

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+ gosox on April 29th, 2014 at 7:04 am said:

Can’t wait to play
it.


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+ Rabzinatorz on April 29th, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

FINALLY!!! I HAVEN’T BEEN EXCITED FOR A RACING GAME IN A WHILE!!!


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:07 pm said:

    Thank you! :D


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on April 29th, 2014 at 7:07 am said:

Please do not push the release date back again or you will be the laughing stock!


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:08 pm said:

    A good advice :)


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+ cubbielovr on April 29th, 2014 at 7:08 am said:

Full game to PS Plus, or there still going to be a separate edition?


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:08 pm said:

    There will be a PS Plus Edition.


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+ Timmzy27 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:08 am said:

7th of October.


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+ Blazing-Blur on April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 am said:

Finally! Kept us in the dark for so long!


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:09 pm said:

    Sorry about it!


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+ FL1GHTMARE on April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 am said:

Will DriveClub still be considered our Free Launch Game for PS4 PS+ Users?


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:09 pm said:

    There will be a PS Plus Edition.


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+ MakoSOLIDER on April 29th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

Thanks! Any chance of a demo build by E3 on our PS4s to tide us over?


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on April 29th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

@4 PS+ subscribers are getting a stripped back version as no other news says otherwise


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:09 pm said:

    There will be a PS Plus Edition.


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+ FearMonkey on April 29th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

grats on release date.
grats to Rushy.
surprised the release date was pushed back a year but whatever has to be done to deliver a top-notch game is just fine in my book.
Can’t wait to play it in 5-ish short months. ^_^


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:10 pm said:

    Thank you for your patience :D


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+ colef10 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

Yes yes yes! Considering it has been stressed that it is a first-person game, hopefully it’ll be a part of Project Morpheus! Also, will it be free with PS+ like they announced last year? Really excited for DRIVECLUB!


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+ B-Real206 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:12 am said:

It’s beautiful, that’s for sure.


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+ PanTheMan16 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:12 am said:

I am so glad to finally have a release date! I have had this pre-ordered since before PS4’s launch. I would love to have this sooner, but I am confident that this will be well worth the wait.


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:11 pm said:

    Thank you for your patience :D


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+ CodeSe7en on April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 am said:

Hell yes! This game is mine! I’ve had my pre-order paperwork for this game longer than I’ve had my birth certificate.


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+ GStylez1980 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 am said:

Thanks for the update, Shuhei! I don’t currently own a. PS4, but I am excited for all who do own one and will get to experience this game. After watching the trailer, I am truly excited about where Evolution seems to be taking Driveclub. I also appreciate that you and Evolution refuse to release this game until it’s spit-shine perfect. Playstation gamers deserve nothing less from Sony’s first-party studios (same goes for team ico and The Last Guardian)! This communication is timely and wish the team good luck in moving forward.


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:12 pm said:

    Thank you for your support :)


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+ CodeSe7en on April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 am said:

Please – JUST. ONE. DEMO ASAP!


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+ seanoc1 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 am said:

Finally! But still so long away :(


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+ Catcher_BR on April 29th, 2014 at 7:17 am said:

omg that looks so real… that fog. OMG


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+ Adm1r on April 29th, 2014 at 7:20 am said:

October is far away, but I am excited :)


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+ yamicarlos on April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 am said:

Very happy to see #Driveclub with a release date. Also, I’m very glad to see the RUF CTR3 and the Ferrari F12 coming to the game. But since the game was announced, we never have a chance to play it by ourselves, so a game demo would be welcome.


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+ yamicarlos on April 29th, 2014 at 7:26 am said:

The only problem for #Driveclub is another Gran Turismo in the same release window.


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+ Sum-Mischief on April 29th, 2014 at 7:28 am said:

Thanks! Shu for the update. You ‘re doing a great job . One suggestion you should host a monthly PS4 stream show.


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:13 pm said:

    Thanks, I will try to join PlayStation Blogcast more often :)


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+ Skrawney on April 29th, 2014 at 7:28 am said:

Will ps3 racing wheel’s be supported?


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+ Cat_Corye on April 29th, 2014 at 7:41 am said:

Will it have steering wheel support? An is there going to be a Sony brand steering wheel?


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+ SiloEyes on April 29th, 2014 at 7:41 am said:

A year delay? I was hoping to play this over the summer.. :(

Is it still being considered a Plus game?


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:13 pm said:

    There will be a PS Plus Edition.


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+ sirqweirDY on April 29th, 2014 at 7:41 am said:

Good news. Was almost set on believing #Driveclub would never be released.
Congrats to Rushy


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+ DaNTi3L on April 29th, 2014 at 7:42 am said:

A little bit more than i expected but no complaining here and i am glad we now have a official release date for the game :D and Dayumm Dat eye candy


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+ fizitXP on April 29th, 2014 at 7:44 am said:

Looks and feels like overhyped trash. Then to really finish it off it only releases in six months. PS4 will never have games. Thanks Playstation #4ThePlayers


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:14 pm said:

    troll


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+ Pabloo1010 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:50 am said:

IT LIVESSSSSS!


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+ NYPUNK88 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 am said:

I was hoping for summer release… oh well.


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+ SteveO1683 on April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 am said:

Shu is the drift king!

The only confirmation needed now is will this still be a PS+ and retail release or will it only be retail?


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+ FiranfordB on April 29th, 2014 at 8:07 am said:

Fantastic. 4 games releasing on October 7, DA Inquisition, Alien: Isolation, Shadow of Mordor and now Driveclub, crazy.


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+ sethisthegoat on April 29th, 2014 at 8:08 am said:

This was the game I was most hyped for at release time. And when I saw this headline, I immediately thought it would be June or July at the latest, which would have been perfect…I’m still playing Octodad and starting Child of Light, but there is nothing else on my immediate horizon, unless The Show and Watch_Dogs get great reviews, then I might bite on one of them.

But October? When I’ll be likely still playing Destiny. And it’s probably right around NBA 2K15’s release date. Plus releasing the same day as Dragon Age and Lord of the Rings?

Not to mention, The Crew should be dropping sometime around then.

Driveclub is a game that needed to be released during a slower time, either at launch…or in January/February, or in the summer.

Anyway…the game looks great, and I can’t wait to give it a try. But the timing has probably dropped it from me putting dozens of hours into it, to me playing sporadically.


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+ MarinoBrea on April 29th, 2014 at 8:09 am said:

Racing wheels?


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+ jason_redemption on April 29th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

I love Motorstorm games from arctic blast to apocalypse they’ve been FANTASTIC. If DriveClub has great arcade style racing, color me interested! If it’s more like Gran Turismo simulator style then I am sadly not very interested. The change over in directors and a year delay in the release date worries me also. I would love to see some actual gameplay (not for graphics but for gameplay-style).


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+ JohnKarnes on April 29th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

The game THAT SONG! and it looks like we get achievement stickers right on the cars! cool cant wait.


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+ RalliArtEvoMR on April 29th, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

Finally a date! So excited to finally play this come October 8th!!


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+ honkayjeezus on April 29th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Instead of having a game, especially a first party game and a driving game, out when there is a need for it… the game is trying to be a Holiday season game? At that point I will have forgot what it was.


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+ maxcoronel2014 on April 29th, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

Amazing guys. Glad to know that you’re more comitted to truly deliver before release the product no matter what.


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+ saab01 on April 29th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

So this June is out of the picture ?


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+ jwr718 on April 29th, 2014 at 8:30 am said:

Cool, I’ll be enjoying the PS+ version of this. Can’t really see the amazing social features of this game in the trailer, though. have you seen The Crew? Driving from coast to coast with your crew, randomly taking on tasks, races, against other crews in major cities, also with full vehicle customization. Now that’s what I’d call ambitious! ;)


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+ oversevethousand on April 29th, 2014 at 8:34 am said:

That’s pretty cool – this has been a long time coming. Not as long as Vita users have been waiting to play PS1 and PSP games that Sony is inexplicably blocking from them without so much as a word, but it’s been kind of long here too I guess.

Will PS+ users still be getting a playable version of the game?


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+ HorrorGod on April 29th, 2014 at 8:58 am said:

October 7th — My birthday. Looking forward to picking this up as a gift to myself.


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:21 pm said:

    A great coincidence :D


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+ Macello on April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 am said:

Please confirm that this still supports PS3 wheels like Col Rodgers claimed publicly before he left.


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+ Porcupeth00 on April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 am said:

can we also get release date for The last of us remastered and The Order?


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    + Shu Yoshida on April 29th, 2014 at 6:22 pm said:

    Please wait for official announcements.


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+ TheMageOfAllGod on April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 am said:

can’t wait to play this and not seriously dominate it :)))))))))
oh friend me if you want to


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+ Mobius_124 on April 29th, 2014 at 9:05 am said:

First rule of the Driveclub…Never Talk about the Driveclub…


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+ MrBendel on April 29th, 2014 at 9:15 am said:

I was with you until the end of the trailer. October 7th is too long to wait!!!!


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+ dodgedoors on April 29th, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

Full version for plus?


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+ Freakix on April 29th, 2014 at 9:20 am said:

Any chance that there’ll be splitscreen?


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