The launch of one of the PlayStation 5 titles has been delayed.
Destruction AllStar – the online multiplayer racing game with destructiveness – has been moved from its original release date of November 12 to February 2021.
The news comes via the official PlayStation blog, which also announced that Destruction AllStars will be available free of charge to anyone who has subscribed to the PlayStation Plus online service for two months.
“Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s best when you compete online with players from around the world,” said Pete Smith of Product Development in the blog post. “We want as many people as possible to experience the chaos on PS5, and what better way to do that than to make the game available to our PlayStation Plus members?
A new trailer and more information about the delay and what to expect will arrive next week.
Of course Destruction AllStars was originally intended for retail release, but now that PlayStation is offering the title for free via the PS Plus service, refunds will be given to those who pre-ordered the game via PlayStation Store, retailers or PlayStation.com.
Those who fear that the PS5 will not have launch titles after the delay from Destruction AllStars can rest easy. Sony and third parties have confirmed a number of next-generation titles for the console when it is launched on November 12, including some of the most anticipated games of the year, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Miles Morales. In fact, there are at least seven games that PS5 owners will still be able to play when the console is launched, including Astro’s Playroom, which comes free with the console.
Here is a list of the PS5 launch titles
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Devil Major Call 5: Special Edition
Sackface: A great adventure
PlayStation 5 owners will also be able to play PS4 titles via the console’s backwards compatibility. PlayStation aims to make every current generation game playable on the PS5, and as early as March the company stated that it “has made significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favourites on the PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5”.
PS5 owners will only need to re-download the digital versions of PS4 titles from PlayStation Store to the next generation console or insert the physical discs to play the games.
The PS5 is scheduled for release on November 12.
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