Last night, Gravity Rush 2 Game Director Keiichiro Toyama confirmed in a PlayStation Blog post that the long awaited sequel is now scheduled to launch on January 20th, 2017. Below is a detailed explanation as to why the game won’t debut in December as originally planned along with a promise of fans receiving more content for being patient.
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.
The key takeaway from this statement was Toyama mentioning that the team wants to release the game at the best time. It’s a well-known fact that this upcoming holiday season will be crowded thanks to titles like Final Fantasy XV, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and the Last Guardian. Perhaps a delay was necessary to help sales meet expectation but as we all know the finished product will only get better with more time.
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Source: PlayStation Blog