This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Good news and bad news from Sony as the PlayStation 5 is set to launch next month.
First, the good news, the highly anticipated PS5 exclusive battle racing game Destruction AllStars has been selected as a free-to-play title to be played at no extra cost to PlayStation Plus subscribers, despite the fact that the new game will cost a full ¥8,690 standard edition.
The bad news is that the game was originally scheduled to be released on November 19, a week after the PS5 launch, but has been delayed until February 2021, when it will be distributed as a PlayStation Plus bonus.
Destruction All-Stars is a battle racing game developed by Lucid Games. Players take on the role of one of the "All-Stars" with different abilities to compete in the Destruction All-Stars event, which involves robbing and destroying cars and going on a rampage to become the champion.
Car battles are events that take place in real life and have traditionally been adapted into games often. In addition to being a rare exclusive title still available on the PS5, the game also showcases the PS5's next-generation features such as DualSense's unique adaptive triggers, driving feels and immersion with haptic feedback, and stereoscopic sound with PS5's Tempest 3D audio.
This is disappointing news for prospective PS5 buyers who have pre-ordered the game, as it pushes back the playable date by a little over two months.
On the other hand, considering the population and buzz around the game as a competitive game, PS Plus has suddenly become immensely effective, as evidenced by the huge success of Fall Guys.
Conversely, for those who were curious about the game but weren't sure about purchasing it, it's the happy news that there are more games to play with friends.
Pete Smith, Executive Producer, SIE Xdev Europe, commented:
“Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world,” Sony said. “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?”
The company will be offering refunds to those who have already pre-ordered the game, be it via PlayStation Store, PlayStation.com. Considering the current cutthroat PS5 console pre-order lottery battle, February may be a better time to do so in terms of population.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.