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Destruction AllStars, the vehicular combat title from Lucid Games, has been delayed out of the PlayStation 5 launch lineup into February 2021 – where it’ll be available free for PlayStation Plus subscribers for two full months. This means that you’ll have two months to add the release to your game library, and you’ll be able to play the title for as long as you have an active PS Plus subscription.

While the removal of a launch game this late in the day does initially seem disappointing, this is good overall news for the release, which was in danger of being overshadowed next to much bigger titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. As a multiplayer-focused experience, it also has a much better shot at success included with PS Plus, as titles like Fall Guys have proven previously.

“Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world,” Sony’s Pete Smith explained. “We want as many people as possible to experience the mayhem on PS5, and what better way to do that than to provide the game to our PS Plus members?”

For those of you looking forward to more information about the release itself, you can expect an update imminently: “Next week, we’ll return with a brand-new trailer and more details on the game, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you download it in February.” Oh, and if you’ve already pre-ordered the game, then you’ll of course get a full refund.

Are you happy with this change? Are you looking forward to getting behind the wheel in February? Crash into the comments section below and let us know.