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Driveclub hits PlayStation 4 on October 7


Sony nailed down a release date for Evolution Studios' long-in-development PlayStation 4 racing game Driveclub, revealing that the final product will hit retail on October 7 in North America and October 8 in Europe.

Originally announced as a PlayStation 4 launch title, Driveclub met with a series of delays prior to its intended release date. Sony Worldwide Studios development head Scott Rohde explained last month that the delays were necessary to improve the game's quality after development was sent "back to the drawing board."

"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," SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said. "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."

Driveclub was initially announced as a PlayStation Plus release, though Sony has issued no updates regarding its planned availability to Plus members following its final release in October.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.