Sony have announced that Destruction AllStars, the multiplayer-focused vehicular combat title that was due to launch alongside the PlayStation 5, has been delayed to February 2021. Whilst this is a real shame, it does come with one good point: it will be made available to PlayStation Plus users for free at launch.

Can’t remember what Destruction AllStars is? Check out the reveal trailer below:

Stars and cars collide. Dominate the glittering global phenomenon of Destruction AllStars – the spectacular prime-time sport for dangerous drivers! Master the art of intense vehicle-based combat through timing, tactics and skills to cause colossal amounts of damage, destruction and devastation in vibrant arenas across the globe. Pile-on the destruction from behind the wheel or leap into the arena with a breathtaking reel of parkour action by dodging attacks, taking over vehicles or using abilities to disrupt the onslaught of incoming vehicles. Cause enough mayhem to power up your AllStars game-changing hero vehicle fuelled with special abilities. A roster of 16 blockbuster Destruction AllStars are revved up and ready to compete in the name of entertainment and demolition. So, strap in for intense, explosive and unpredictable levels of free-flowing action and fight to be crowned the Global Destruction Federation Champion.

It’s time to run, ram and slam. See you in the arena.

It’s never fun to see a launch title get delayed, but this could work out for the best for Destruction AllStars – especially since it’s going to be made available for free for PlayStation Plus users. It was already a big ask for a new multiplayer-focused IP to prove a success at a console launch as a full-price release, especially since its nearest competitor (Rocket League) is free-to-play. Moving to PlayStation Plus ensures that users are not only going to get a AAA title for free, but that its player base will be strong from the get-go… it’s win-win, really.

Destruction AllStars is coming to the PlayStation 5 in February 2021. Find out more on the PlayStation Blog through this link.