PS5 launch title Destruction AllStars has been delayed to February 2021, and will be released as a PlayStation Plus free game.
Announced on the PlayStation blog, the move has been motivated, at least in part, by ensuring the multiplayer game has an audience. “Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world”, explains PlayStation director of product development Pete Smith. “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?”
Sony makes clear that existing pre-orders will be refunded. The game – which has been notably quiet since its announcement in June – will get new details and a trailer next week, to explain what players will get when they download it.
The game seems to mix destruction derby mechanics with some measure of on-foot action, with a series of different cars and heroes to choose from. It’s one of the PlayStation games launching at a new higher price point of $70, meaning that new “free as part of PS Plus” price looks pretty appealing.
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