DriveClub delayed past February in Japan

Sony's racing game will now miss PS4 launch in the region

Sony's delayed racing sim DriveClub has now suffered a further delay in Japan.

DriveClub was due to be a Japanese launch title when the PlayStation 4 is released on February 22, but according to Inside Games it has been held back.


Sony did not give a specific reason for the delay, with the press release from SCE Japan citing "various circumstances".

No new release date has been given for the game's release, either in Japan or elsewhere.

DriveClub was originally planned to be a first-party PlayStation 4 launch game in the west alongside Killzone: Shadowfall and Knack, with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida confirming the news onstage at Sony's E3 2013 conference.

However, in October the project, underway at UK based MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios, was officially delayed until "early 2014".

At the time of the original delay, Yoshida stated: "DriveClub will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision - and I'm fully confident the game will surpass your expectations."