Though it was originally intended to launch this year as one of the big PS4 exclusives, Driveclub‘s delay for the PlayStation Plus Edition of the title was postponed as of October 31st, 2014 and has yet to see an officially confirmed release, leaving many wondering of the status of the game, though Sony UK head Fergal Gara clarified on the status of the game, and apologized deeply to those waiting for it.
Speaking in an interview, Gara offered an apology and status update on the PlayStation Plus Edition of the game, assuring on behalf of both Sony and Evolution Studios that the companies are “embarrassed” over the delays and launch experience for the title, and that the game will be released once quality performance is assured on consoles.
Specifically, Gara detailed in the interview that both Sony and Evolution Studios are deeply apologetic for the game’s delays, but assured that they are working to make the game right by its waiting fans:
“It’s a disappointment. When you lay your soul out as being ‘4ThePlayers’, then what you certainly don’t want is games that are not fully ready. It certainly wasn’t any ill-intention on behalf of the team. It’s ambitious as a game; they’re as embarrassed as we are and all you can do in those situations is say sorry.”
“We apologise to any players affected and are doing our damndest to make things right. So that’s what we’ve been doing and the game is pretty near-complete now. We don’t want to introduce the PS Plus Edition until we’re confident the servers can take the load.”
“Unleashing it on the millions of PS Plus users is the next step, but we want confidence in the capacity and concurrency figures. I’ll say again: we apologise and are trying to sort it, and we’ll hopefully learn from it so we see it less in future.”
Driveclub was released initially on October 7th, 2014 for PS4, with the PlayStation Plus Edition still currently in development.