Lucid Games have announced that Destruction AllStars, their PS5 multiplayer destruction derby spectacular, has been delayed from its original November release date to February 2021, but it’s not all bad news. Instead, Destruction AllStars will be offered as a PlayStation Plus game. The news was announced via this PlayStation Blog post.
A PlayStation Plus Game?
Similar to Fall Guys, which launched as part of PlayStation Plus, Destruction AllStars will be offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers at no additional cost. The game will be available to claim at no additional cost for two months, meaning you’ll have until April to make your move. Naturally, anyone who stuck a pre-order down for the game will be refunded.
Is This A Good Move?
As delays go, this is about as “chef’s kiss” as it gets. While the PS5 launch now lacks a new multiplayer experience, the game was retailing for £70. That’s a lot of money to spend on a new IP that’s a multiplayer game for a genre that isn’t a shooter. I would have been shocked if Destruction AllStars didn’t flop if it launched next month. This delay gives the game room to breath from a crowded November release window, and the PS Plus news means a guaranteed install base for the game. We’ll see if it pays off in a few months.
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