Developer of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Ember Lab, has announced a delay to Q1 2021 for the partial exclusive title. The studio has sited this setback is due to the complications of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. The original release date was supposed to be towards the tail end of this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
A tweet produced by Ember Lab included a full statement for the delay:
“The Ember Lab Team is overwhelmed and humbled by the positive response and outpouring of support for Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Your kind words and excitement for the game have been an inspiration to the team. This year has brought many challenges and our transition to working from home has caused development to move slower than we hoped.
For this reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Kena: Bridge of Spirits to Q1, 2021. We have not made this decision lightly, but feel it is best for the game and well-being of the team. We will use this time to give the game the polish it deserves and deliver an experience that meets our vision and your expectations. We look forward to sharing more about Kena in the coming months and delivering an amazing experience early next year.”
Kena: Bridge of Spirits was unveiled during Sony’s PS5 reveal event back in June. With the game being delayed until next year, this dwindles the list of PlayStation 5 console exclusives for this year. Although, there are still a heap of games coming to the PS5 including Astro’s Playroom, Bugsnax, Godfall, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and a bunch of rereleases, like Control.