A highly-anticipated PS4 and PS5 console exclusive is releasing early. Right now, the PS4 and PS5 have zero exclusives or console exclusives releasing, at least of note. And it couldn’t come at a worse time for Sony, with Xbox shipping both Forza Horizon 5 this month and Halo Infinite next month. However, early 2022 will be a completely different story. Not only is Guerilla Games releasing Horizon Forbidden West exclusively on PS4 and PS5, but Sifu is releasing, and now it’s releasing sooner than originally anticipated. Previously, independent developer Slocap announced the game was releasing on PC, PS4, and PS5 on February 22. Now, it’s releasing on February 8.
According to the developer on the game, the team has simply made good progress on the game, so much so that it can release the game early. The announcement makes no mention of the original release date’s proximity to the release of Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, and Destiny 2: The Queen, but we reckon these three games impacted the decision. Now, the game is getting out comfortably ahead of these titles, though it will still be competing with Dying Light 2, which releases four days prior, for oxygen.
“We have made good progress on getting our game ship-ready and we are excited to be able to launch Sifu two weeks earlier than anticipated,” said Slocap. “To celebrate, we have prepared two brand-new gameplay videos that will be revealed today.”
For those that don’t know: Sifu was only announced eight months ago during a PlayStation State of Play. Ever since then, it’s been hotly-anticipated by PlayStation enthusiasts.
“Sifu is the story of a young Kung Fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family,” reads an official blurb about the game. “One against all, he has no allies, and countless enemies. He has to rely on his unique mastery of Kung Fu as well as a mysterious pendant to prevail, and preserve his family’s legacy.”
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