By Joseph Puntschart / October 6th, 2016
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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