The PlayStation 5 launch line-up is losing one game as Destruction AllStars moves Feb. 2021.
Originally scheduled to be released on November 19th, 2020, today PlayStation has announced that the title is moving to February 2021. In addition to the delay, the game will also be provided free for two months as part of PlayStation Plus. Making it the first PlayStation 5 game to make it onto the service.
Here’s what PlayStation has to say about the delay:
Hi everyone – we wanted to share a quick update on our plans for Destruction AllStars. We’ve decided to move the game’s release from November 2020 to February 2021, where it will be included for two months in PlayStation Plus at no additional cost. Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world. We want as many people as possible to experience the mayhem on PS5, and what better way to do that than to provide the game to our PlayStation Plus members?
Next week, we’ll return with a brand-new trailer and more details on the game, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you download it in February.
This may be disappointing news for some of you who were looking to play the game at launch, but we hope you understand the decision. For those of you that have already pre-ordered the game, be it via PlayStation Store, PlayStation.com, or at retail, your purchase will be refunded.
Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you in the arena in February!
I think this is a good move, especially given that we’ve yet to see any sort of gameplay for the game. All that has ever been released was a trailer, that didn’t tell us much about the game. Seeing how the game was priced at $70 and there has been zero representation for the game, it could have easily bombed on release. Delaying the game is the right decision. And for those who did already pre-order/pre-purchase the game, they’ll be refunded.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the game, but that was mainly due to not knowing anything about it. PlayStation claims they’ll have a new trailer and info on the game next week. So I’ll reserve judgment until then.
The PlayStation 5 releases on November 12th, 2020, in North America. I got my pre-order, sadly just the Digital Edition, but I got one. Did you manage to score one?