One of the PS4's flagship launch titles may have been delayed if new rumours are to be believed.
The Same Coin claimed to have heard from an "anonymous source that Sony’s upcoming PS4 launch title Driveclub is delayed until spring 2014." So far, so somewhat tenuous. However, following the report, Kotaku backed up the claim with an anonymous whistleblower of their own, and point out that DriveClub was removed from a major showcase yesterday due to a "scheduling conflict." It's far from a smoking gun, but it's circumstantially interesting.
Sony don't comment on rumours and speculation, and have so far declined to issue an official line.
If true -- and please bear in mind that it could just be scurrilous nonsense -- this could be seriously bad news for the PS4. Now that Watch Dogs has been pushed back to Spring 2014, Sony's console is relying on a very small number of big-name exclusives beyond the multiplatform releases, boiling down to Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack. Some exciting F2P and indie games such as Planetside 2, Resogun and Rime are waiting in the wings, but for many players (myself included), they're not necessarily worth shelling out £340 for at launch, especially since all of the free-to-play titles are already available on PC.
We'll learn the truth of this soon enough.
I should point out that regular reader DrTrouserPlank alerted my attention to this yesterday and credit him with the tip. I've been holding out for an official response - we'll keep you posted. - Jon