Gravity Rush 2 Update

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Gravity Rush 2 Update

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 January 20, 2017.

I would like to apologize 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.

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  • Shame you didn’t delay it to add a Vita version.

    • Yeah, I understand they want it to be as good as possible. I just got a PS4 so I’m set.

    • Remote Play + PlayStation 4 = Playable on Vita.
      If you think about it, unless a game does not support Remote Play, everything on PS4 is also on Vita.

    • Playstation 4 have 8GB of ram, vita is 512MB, asking for vita version is absurd as asking for playstation 3 version.

    • Remote Play is terrible and never a substitute for a native version.

      Plenty of Japanese studios have made cross-platform games on Vita and PS4 … except Sony.

    • Sony did Helldivers. That’s cross-platform. The thing is, the Vita only has 12-15 million units sold. Sony can’t do big budget on the Vita. They did, but the sales didn’t go anywhere. Sony not making games was not the problem the Vita had, the problem was lack of children’s games.

      They needed competitors to Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. If you’re a parent you’re not buying the Walking Dead Bundle, or the Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified bundle, or the Borderlands 2 bundle for your 10 year old, and the 10 year old probably isn’t asking for that system, and the rest of the games on the shelf are like Soul Sacrifice, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Ninja Gaiden, all sorts of non kid friendly games.

      THAT is what damaged the Vita. Lack of letters to Santa asking for a Vita.

    • No. I think what damaged the vita is the memory cards costing more per gram than gold. I talked to a guy yesterday that said he convinced his son to get a 3DS because it used SD cards.

    • Is it weird that I’m excited about a delay for a game I’m excited for (just look at my avatar)? One less game to congest the holiday season, as coming out 3 days after FFXV and 4 days before The Last Guardian wasn’t ideal. I’m happy I’ll be able to play FFXV day 1 now.

    • PSvita only releases low budget indie games now. Gravity Rush 2 looks like it cost quite a lot to make and is considered a AAA game. This will not be on Vita, or at least not the PS4 version. They could release a Bejewelled style puzzle game inspired by Gravity Rush 2 though.

    • Weird how people keep saying that only indies are coming to the Vita when we still have games from Japan like Attack on Titan, Dragon Quest Builder, and World of Final Fantasy. Such a shame Sony didn’t support it better as the system (and its fan base) really does not want to die.

    • Agreed. Such a shame.

  • Take all the time you need! I’ve got plenty to play this fall.
    I’ll definitely grab this next year. <3

  • Sucks but I’ll definitely take the free DLC!

  • I got nothing but time can you still hook us up with a free demo?

  • Give us a North America Collectors Edition, do it for us the fans of Gravity Rush!

    • Yea they dont carea bout US for stuff like this sadly

    • Yeah I want to support this game by buying the collector edition, they just don’t make this kind of game anymore.

    • Every physical copy is already a collector’s edition.

    • Gravity Rush 2 deserves a North America Collector’s Edition with Physical CD Soundtrack. Make it happen.
      As per me Gravity Rush(2012) is:
      * One of the best games of the past decade
      * Undoubtedly the best PS Vita Title
      * Best Art Direction in recent memory. Top Tier stuff like Ni no Kuni and Final Fantasy.
      * Best Soundtrack in recent memory. Belongs to a group of great soundtracks like Final Fantasy, Journey, Metal Gear Rising and early Silent Hills.
      * Unique gameplay concept and full of charm.

  • Lol every Sony game delayed this gen, its been pretty bad

    How about stop announcing release dates for games that you have no clue that its going to hit its date

    • It’s not just Sony, feels like pretty much every big name game gets delayed at least once these days. It can get annoying some times, but in the end, I’d rather have a delay than an unfinished product getting released.

    • It’s not just Sony, but still it’s just a month and a half delay. That’s not a big deal at all. With Last Guardian delaying to the first week of December, it makes sense for them to push this off into January.

    • Right? it’s absolutely ridiculous and embarrassing.

    • It’s the nature of game development regardless of what company is putting it out. So quit whining about it. I bet you have a ton of games in your back log that never got finished anyway, so play some of those while you wait.

    • Didn’t you gain the skill of reading comprehension? They’re dealing it because it’s releasing at a very busy holiday time and they don’t want the game’s sales to suffer. At the same time, playing online with other players would be better if some of those players are not busy playing other games releasing during the busy holiday season.

    • ^*They’re delaying it.

    • Or perhaps you can stop looking at release dates as promises, but rather statements of ‘current plans’.

      Then you won’t be so upset when it changes.

    • You guys can defend this all you want, but the only games Sony hasn’t delayed is Killzone and Knack and that is truly pathetic.

      And delaying this game because it was in such a busy window makes no sense because now its releasing the same week as Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts and Yakuza. At least in December, it would have got on people’s Christmas wishlist

  • No worries on the delay! Me and a friend were worried that it would have been overshadowed by Final Fantasy with the original release date, so I think this works out for the best. Free dlc is greatly appreciated! Really looking forward to the game. :D

  • Releasing it on the same week as Final Fantasy XV would make it sink in sales, so I’m glad it got delayed. I will also have more time to enjoy it without wanting to play other games (FFXV, in that case).

  • Don’t even have to read the post to know that ANOTHER PS4 exclusive isn’t coming out this year. This is all just mind boggling at this point.

  • Called this! The TGS trailer had no release date.

  • Do what you gotta do take the time you need it’s gonna look even better i’m still looking forward to playing this beautiful game ^_^

  • Yay!! Now I don’t have to “Rush” playing through Gravity Rush Remastered….I can dig that!!

  • Free DLC is nice compensation for a delay. However that still doesn’t make up for not having a Vita version. Would love to continue Kat’s story, but I refuse to buy this game on PS4.

    • lol dummy, the ps4 version of gr1 is amazing, vita sucks, they finally have the ability to make a bigger beautiful and powerful world, why would u want them to hold back? Its like consoles holding back pc gaming.

    • You know that Remote Play makes basically every PS4 game a Vita game?
      Don’t boycott a game just because it’s not coming to a certain system. If you own the system it’s being released for, then buy it for that system.
      Never limit yourself like that. Part of the reason why multiple consoles exist is for the gamers of the world to explore different experiences.
      Also, Gravity Rush Remastered is fantastic on the PS4. They really captured every essence of the Vita original when making it for the system, even including the easter egg if you tap Kat with your finger using the Vita’s touchscreen, she’ll look around in reaction to it.

    • @LeeHatake93 Please stop with the remote play excuse. I play my Vita when I’m on the road, not at home. When traveling it’s not easy to always have an Internet connection. Therefore remote play is pretty much useless for me.

    • Regarding the comment about Remote Play. Can’t remote play on the road. And why would I want to play remote play at home if I have the big screen TV for that.

  • This is fine with me. I bought Gravity Rush on Vita, Day 1, GRR on Day 1, and GR2 will also Day 1.

    I much rather developers take the time to do what they need to do to make the game perfect.

    Also the free DLC is nice!

  • The fact that y’all are taking your time to make an amazing experience is reason enough, but then add the free dlc. You guys rock and I look forward to GR2 as well as rebuying the hd version of GR to play on PS4.

  • I got excited when the original release date was the day after my birthday, but nonetheless, this delay gives me more time to finish up Gravity Rush Remastered and whatever else I have in my backlog.
    Also gives me more time to pre-order and pay it off before 2017, so that’ll be pretty cool. I can pre-order it for my birthday

  • Well, it’s only a month and a half delay. To be honest, I’m a bit glad because I was having a hard time working out what I will be getting the next two months. Also, with Last Guardian delaying to the same week Gravity Rush 2 was supposed to launch, I think this is a smart move from a sales perspective. January 20th is a perfect release date. It’s well after the fall titles, and over a month before Horizon Zero Dawn. People will start to be ready for new titles, and it give Gravity Rush 2 a chance at the spotlight.

    Great to see the DLC thrown in as well! This will be a day one purchase for me.

  • I’m fed up with these delays, almost every single game i was extremely excited for this year got delayed. I was really looking forward to playing this on December as I will be very busy next year. *SIGH* Release dates don’t mean a thing to me anymore.

  • YES! Thank you sony, thank you for not killing gravity rush 2 sales by releasing it so close to final fantasy 15 and the last guardian. Finally gravity rush 2 release date make sense.

    Now, can we please have steelcase special edition, I mean even indie game like no man sky have it, why full ps4 exclusive doesn’t have it.

    Also this game is day one purchase for me :)

  • Well this is disappointing. Feels like everything is being delayed. Really loved Gravity Rush and Remastered. I’m sure it could only be better. Would love the demo though :) Now there’s nothing to play in December. Back log it is until it comes out

  • Least surprising Sony delay yet, as this and The Last Guardian were slated to release mere days apart from each other. Two PS4 exclusives from SIE Japan, within a week? Sony’s not that stupid, or at least you’d hope so.

    But yeah, I’m fine with you guys taking all the time you need. I played the Japanese demo recently because I was impatient, and despite the framerate and pop-in (which I hope is ironed out by launch), it is shaping up to be one of the best video game sequels in recent memory. The vibrant world, music, combat and traversal variety… definitely making sure this consumes all my free gaming time in busy Q1 2017.

  • Glad you guys are giving the game some breathing room from other releases. It makes playing them easier lol. Especially awesome you are making the DLC free too. Good on ya!

  • Yeah, I knew this would happen. As soon as Sony delayed The Last Guardian into December. It was too close to Gravity Rush 2.

    • Exactly. They are delaying this because FF15 and The Last Guardian are releasing around the same time and will crush GR2’s sales. This is a more niche game folks. If you want it to succeed you’ll appreciate this move. Less competition in January could help it sell more which would in turn give us more games like this in the future. I’m sure they could have shipped in December but chose not to for business reasons rather than technical delays.

  • Is it possible that we can get a collector’s edition of Gravity Rush 2 like the special animation and the Kat and Raven figmas? It would be cool for us in the US,EU, and UK.

  • I’m beyond excited for the release, a one month wait can’t stop the Rush for me. I’m just glad we heard sooner than later!

  • 从FFXV到The Last Guardian再到Gravity Rush接二连三的延期,此时觉得自己就像泄了气的气球,满怀期待的心情已经完全没有了,只剩下失望,我想作为千万玩家中的一员我的感受对你们并没有什么影响,但是对你们非常失望,不过游戏依旧会买,毕竟非常喜欢。

  • Ps4 PRO should be renamed to DelayStation

    • Well the games get delay but we get them eventually. Your Xbox doesn’t get more than the usual Gears and Forza, since not even halo anymore.

    • @RCU005 I doubt that is really the point.

      @leoncio15 This is happening to a lot of games and not just Sony titles. At this point Scalebound has a good possibility of getting cancelled just like Phantom Dust did on Xbox One.

      The real problem is the fact that some studios have small development teams, but are expected to release games as big if not bigger than larger studios. In this case they also do not want the game to fail as the holiday release window has so many big titles. Plus VR games.

      Some other titles could really have used a delay they did not get. Like ReCore could have used extra time to fix so many issues that hurt it at launch.

  • It’s fine, take your time. My biggest problem with this is that now I cant name it me game of the year.

  • “Gravity Rush 2 is the conclusion of Kat’s journey” Woah! Woah! Woah! What do you mean by that??!! I want to see GR 3 and 4 and 5. It’s an amazing series! Please don’t let it be the last game!

  • Take all the time you guys need, it doesn’t bother me. I just hope for the best of Gravity rush 2. Hey Nick, will there be another niconico livestream then in December? As the game is releasing later.

  • I’m seriously impressed that you guys have decided to release the premium DLC for free. Gestures like this are just plain non-existent in the home entertainment industries. Very, very cool of you to do this. Thanks very much.

  • Wise decision. It wasn’t making much sense to release it at the same time as Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian. Anyways I think this will be the best game out of these three. However the impact on sale because of other two can’t be denied.

    Wishing Toyama San and the team best for this game. Its looking glorious. And thanks for the free DLC. While its a bit sad that its the end of Kat’s journey, but I’m sure this Japan Studio team would continue bringing us great new experiences.

    • Well, now it’s coming out in the same time frame as Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0 and a little later Nioh and Persona 5.

  • inFamous Second Son – delayed
    Driveclub – delayed.
    The Order 1886 – delayed.
    Bloodborne – delayed
    Uncharted 4 – delayed.
    Ratchet & Clank – delayed
    Horizon Zero Dawn – delayed.
    Gran Turismo Sport – delayed.
    The Last Guardian – delayed.


    Gravity Rush 2 – delayed

  • Mr. Toyama, for the love of god, make a new Siren game for the PS4.
    Yours truly, japanese horror fans

  • It’s really nice you guys giving the premium DLC planned for the title free of charge because of the longer wait. Other companies should be like you guys instead of taking out their content to make them DLC later!

  • Take all the time you need, just put the DLC on disc, please.

  • Naturally I realize it’s a bad idea to release unfinished games, but PS4 owners are tired of PS4 games getting delays after delays.
    It’s disrespectful of the consumer and a sign of poor planning.

    • But but but Ps4 owners got ****ed off when No Mans Sky was released like it was. So u cant make everyone happy

    • How is it disrespectful? Get a grip.

      You haven’t even spent anything on it yet, unless you’ve been duped into preordering on PSN.

  • I have so many games to play this year I ain’t even mad. Take all the time you need.

  • I like to say take all the time you need but come on guys like really this must be hurting you guys so much Horizon, GT sport and now Gravity Rush 2 all pushed out of Holiday 2016 window all you have left is Last Guardian sort out your production cycles, we say the same thing with Uncharted 4, No man sky, BloodBorne, the list goes on can’t you just be real with us and not even tell us the dates till its actually ready this false expectations thing really sucks

  • Welp i called this dealy when sony dealyed GT:Sport. Besides the VR crap what exclusive does sony have this holiday ?

    • The Last Guardian? Which I imagine will be very disappointing to a lot of people. But, Sony’s 1st party games seem to be oddly MIA

  • When you have a Delay it creates news. This Game was never coming out in december but this put it on the radar so it could actually help it’s sales when it comes out by itself rather than competing with the holiday games and it’s team mate Last Guardian. The next Line of delays will be in Feb. There are like 8 major games scheduled to come out then. It happened this year too just hope they don’t make a dumb move like battleborn. If they would have released in Feb. like they were supposed too they would not have been killed by over watch. Maybe some delays are for technical reasons but I do think marketing strategy is the forefront of most of these in my opinion.

  • So busy playing overwatch this is fine to me just hope the game gets better. So this is the end of Kats journey?

  • A few days before KH2.8 now? I love Gravity Rush, but I’m cancelling my pre order. I don’t have time for it then – the beginning months of 2017 are too crowded as-is, with Persona 5, Horizon, and ME Andromeda also releasing by March

  • I knew this would happen as soon as I saw The Last Guardian delayed.. No way were they gonna release 2 exclusives a few days apart.

  • I get the reasoning behind this delay, but I can’t help feeling a bit miffed since I wanted to give the game “enough time to dive deep into the story” by taking two weeks off for it and Last Guardian.

  • That’s a bummer, this is my most anticipated game of this year. :(

    But thanks for making the DLC free as an apology, that was unneeded but a nice gesture.

  • Although I really looked forward to having a grand adventure with Kat

    I don’t mind the delay, I haven’t even started on GR:Remastered (dont hurt me, I’ve been very busy) in addition to the rest of my (huge) backlog

    Thus will give me more time to finish up other games so I can give Kat and Raven my full and undivided attention come January

  • Well, not surprised, Sony’s never been known for making Christmas season releases actually happen, but very excited for the free DLC, and well Gravity Rush 2. Gives me time with FFXV…. Though this does mean i need to chew through it to get ready for Persona.

  • Well poo that’s also when Yakuza 0 comes out… or a week before…

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