Sifu, the kung-fu game by Sloclap presented last February, has been shown again during the State of Play this July with new gameplay on PlayStation consoles. Initially planned for 2021, the study confirms that the work delays its premiere at the beginning of next year 2022; they have also explained the reasons that led to this decision.
Sifue shows his mechanics beat ‘em up and gameplay in State of Play
In the new Sifu trailer shown at the Sony event we see a nightclub where the main character gets caught up in a clandestine fight club. Your mission will be none other than to stay upright through different combats until you reach your goals. Kung-fu is the leitmotiv of the gameplay. The mastery of all techniques seems essential to complete the adventure, added to the mechanics of aging and death, which take center stage in this new trailer.
“Players can make mistakes, try again and learn from that process,” they explain. “We want it to be an experience that flows: players will be able to start over the instant they die and move on as an unstoppable force of revenge,” they expand. Now, we cannot grow old forever. If we do it too much, we will have to start from the beginning. Thanks aging, we will gain more experience, skills and knowledge.
Why is Sifu late; words of those responsible
“The COVID crisis and the subsequent quarantine were a huge challenge for everyone, and despite being fortunate enough not to have suffered significant economic losses like those suffered by many companies, the situation posed great challenges for us as well,” explains Felix Garczynski , Sloclap Community Manager, on the Official PlayStation Blog.
Working from home slowed down the original planning development processes. Although they recognize that at the beginning of 2021 they had the hope of arriving in time for an eventual premiere in the last stretch of 2021, in the end it will not be like that, because that added pressure would have been detrimental to both the quality of the game and the health of the team. human that makes up this study. “We realized that this would jeopardize the quality of the game or put too much pressure on the Sloclap team, and neither option was acceptable to us,” they acknowledge.
Sloclap says they will be able to launch the Sifu in the first months of the year 2022 in order to PS4, PS5 Y PC.
Source | PlayStation Blog