PlayStation’s President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has put to bed rumours that PS4 racer Driveclub – originally scheduled for release alongside the console last year – has been delayed due to the recently revealed Project Morpheus.
Sony’s virtual reality headset, unveiled earlier this week, has long been thought as one of the reasons for Driveclub’s ongoing delays, but Yoshida has squashed said rumours, commenting that developer Evolution Studio are currently “not working on [Project] Morpheus at all” as they push to finish the game ahead of it’s tentative ‘Spring’ release.
“There’s a rumor about the reason of the pushback of Driveclub was to make it Morpheus compatible […] that’s totally untrue,”
Shuhei also discussed how – earlier in its development cycle – Evolution worked on implementing Sony’s VR tech into their new game, and the questionable results they encountered. Yoshida is reported to have said the game worked well at low speeds, but when in a high-octane racing environment became “kind of difficult and sickening” – which is almost certainly not what Evolution wanted from Driveclub.