A blow has been struck to the launch window of the PS5, as Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been pushed back to Q1 2021.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an upcoming action-adventure game for PC, PS4, and PS5. It was originally announced during the PS5 reveal event over the summer, and it quickly drew attention for its gorgeous cartoon visuals, which made the world seem like a Pixar cartoon come to life.
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Kena: Bridge of Spirits was initially touted to be released at the end of 2020 and would be a timed exclusive on consoles. This put it within the launch window of the PS5, with the developers promising that the game would load in two seconds on the next-gen console. The people who are looking forward to the game will have to wait a little longer than planned, as developer Ember Labs’ Twitter page has confirmed that Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been pushed back to Q1 2021.
The reason given for the delay is due to the production stalling, as development had to shift to working from home. This was also the reason given for the delay of No More Heroes 3, which has been pushed back to 2021. The delay is totally understandable, given the climate over the past few months, and we suspect that Kena: Bridge of Spirits won’t be the last game to be pushed to next year.
The PS5 has at least one killer launch title, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales likely being a system seller for some. There are other games that are launching within the same period of time as the PS5, such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits was initially planned to be one of them. Kena: Bridge of Spirits could have been one of the games with the potential to show off the power of the PS5 during the crucial first holiday season, but it seems that isn’t meant to be. Fortunately, Q1 means that we will likely only be waiting a few extra months before Kena: Bridge of Spirits is released.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits will now be released for PC, PS4, and PS5 in Q1, 2021.
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