Gravity Rush 2 Has Been Delayed to January 2017

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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Sony Interactive Entetainment have announced that their upcoming PS4 exclusive Gravity Rush 2 (known as Gravity Daze 2 in Japan) has been delayed into January 2017. More specifically, the European release has been pushed back to January 18th, Japan on January 19th and January 20th in the Americas and the UK.

To make up for this, the game’s director, Keiichiro Toyama, has announced that the premium story DLC will now be free rather than paid. This is additional story content set in the world of Gravity Rush 2.

Here is his message in full.

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 18th January 2017 in Europe and 20th January in the UK.

I would like to apologise 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.

Gravity Rush 2 will be launching on the PS4 in January 2017.

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  • Mr0303

    It may be good for the game business wise, but the constant delays really reflect bad on Sony as a whole. At least we’re getting free DLC out of that.

    • dbclick

      Gravity Rush 2 wasn’t delayed because the game wasn’t ready. It’s because Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian are coming out right around the original release date. As these games attract similar gamers, it would drastically impact the sales of Gravity Rush 2, as the lesser known game, if it released at the original time.
      The FFXV delay also pushed back Kingdom Hearts 2.8 as well, so this isn’t the only casualty.

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, I understand the reasons behind the delay and this is why I said it may be good business wise.

      As you said FFXV and The Last Guardian’s delays are what caused this. Publishers shouldn’t really be quick to announce a release date because this stream of delays is really bad PR.

  • Francisco Martins

    Considering how having a delay means free DLC, this is great! But publishers should probably start announcing and marketing their games closer to release, since that way it is easier to avoid unwanted delays and such (not to mention the marketing would be a much more accurate representation of the final product).