New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive plan exactly what we have suspected a month ago.
Gematsu noticed that Insurgency: Sandstorm has received an age rating in Brazil. It means that the developers are effectively ready with the console version, and it is just being polished. Here comes what our hunch was: the game got rated for PlayStation 5. It leads the tactical shooter to be available on not just the PlayStation 4 but also the next-gen PlayStation, and then, we can also suspect an Xbox Series X version on top of the Xbox One port.
Let’s quote the delay announcement from June: „While the development of the console versions has been on a good track, we will be unable to launch the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Insurgency: Sandstorm on August 25, 2020.
We know this is very disappointing and frustrating news for those of you who have been waiting for the console release, and we know you have been waiting a long time to hear from us. We aim to make use of the additional time to improve the day one experience of our company’s first-ever console title. This additional time will allow us to deliver a more complete and optimized version of the game, as well as explore the exciting possibilities of a next-gen console release in addition to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.” Yep, already here, they hinted at developing the game for the next-gen consoles.
And already in June, we predicted that they want to push this game into the launch line-up for both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. With this rating, they effectively confirmed it, even though New World and Focus Home haven’t officially announced the next-gen ports yet.
Until then, you can find the game on Steam where it has been available since December 2018.
Insurgency: Sandstorm has no console release date yet, but now, we can suspect it to drop in November…
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