Despite previously being confirmed for a late 2013 release date, Evolution Studio's PlayStation 4 exclusive Drive Club has had its release delayed for 'early 2014.'
The game was scheduled to be available as both a free access game for PS Plus subscribers and a full version retail game, but both versions have been pulled back. Drive Club was planned to be one of fifteen games to be released upon launch, but since then both Watch Dogs and Drive Club have unfortunately been delayed, meaning we'll be missing out on two of the most promising titles at launch, and will have only 13 titles to play.
To set things in stone, Sony Worldwide Studios CEO Shuhei Yoshida made a statement on the official PlayStation blog regarding the Drive Club delay. In his post, he said that Drive Club "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."
He also mentioned that although the Drive Club PS Plus version will still be available upon the game's launch in early 2014, Sony have found another game to take Drive Club's place as the first free PS Plus subscriber free title.
Yoshida also mentioned this in his blog post. The free game will be a platformer by the name of Contrast. "If you're not aware of Contrast, it will whisk you away to a surreal vaudevillian, film-noir inspired reality full of performance, intrigue, shadow-play and drama."