Martial arts action game, Sifu, delayed to Early 2022
Sloclap, the creators of Absolver showed off a new trailer for their upcoming game, Sifu. Sloclap has decided to delay the martial arts action game to 2022. This delay was mostly caused by the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We were hoping to release Sifu before the end of 2021, but this won’t be possible without compromising quality and having the team crunch for months, neither of which is acceptable. Even if it’s for the best, we're VERY sorry for the delay. Thank you for your patience!
— SifuGame (@SifuGame) July 8, 2021
The official PlayStation blog post states: “We still felt earlier this year that we could make our original planned launch date, but as the deadline grew closer, it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to do so without putting the quality of the game at risk or creating huge pressure on the Sloclap team – and neither of these options were acceptable to us.”
However, aside from the unfortunate delay, the Sifu team also showed off a brand-new trailer. It starts off in a stylized nightclub and shows off the game’s aging mechanics.
Additionally, they said: “The progressive and subtle evolution of your surroundings as you get deeper into the hideouts of your enemies is a strong theme throughout the game.” They also stated that the aging mechanics and death will be integral parts of Sifu‘s gameplay experience. To make this as smooth as possible, players will be able to instantly restart where they died. However, you cannot age eternally. Eventually, the character will become too old and have to start from scratch again.
Interestingly though, in Sifu, your character also doesn’t get weaker as you age. Instead, the main character will have more experience, skills, and knowledge to apply to the fight.
Sloclap did not set a definite release date for Sifu just yet. They did state that they are confident they’ll be able to release the game “in the first few months of 2022.” Currently, the game is set to launch on PS4, PS5 and PC.