Gravity Rush 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed action game Gravity Rush, was originally planned to have a December 2nd release date, however that has now been pushed back to January 20th of 2017. According to the developer, the delay is being made in spite of production progressing smoothly. Head designer Keiichiro Toyama explained that the team wanted to make the ending of the game a strong one, as well as bring features like asynchronous online play to a higher standard. To make up for this delay however, the planned paid DLC will now be available free of charge, allowing fans more time to enjoy the world of Gravity Rush 2.
“In July, we announced a release date for Gravity Rush 2 that we felt most appropriate for the title. Since then, though production is proceeding smoothly, the landscape for that release date has changed dramatically.
“Gravity Rush 2 is the conclusion of Kat’s journey, so we want players to have enough time to dive deep into her story. In addition, as a lot of work went into online features that allow for asynchronous player interaction, we want as many people as possible playing the title at the same time. Thus, after careful deliberation, we have decided to change the release date. Gravity Rush 2 will now launch on January 20, 2017.
“I would like to apologize to all those players anxiously awaiting Gravity Rush 2. After four years of development making a title we are very proud of, we want to release it at the very best time.
“In exchange for the longer wait, we have decided to release the premium DLC planned for the title free of charge. This additional story will take place in the world of Gravity Rush 2 and we think fans will have a lot of fun playing through it.
“As we move into the holiday season and the New Year, we have many more exciting things in store, including more information about the title and the special animated feature. Please keep an eye out for more on Gravity Rush 2, and thank you again for all your support.” — Keiichiro Tamaya
Gravity Rush 2 will be released January 20, 2017 and is available for preorder here. Are you disappointed by the delay or excited for the free DLC? Let us know in the comments!
Source: PlayStation Blog