sifu was released today for anyone who pre-ordered the deluxe edition of the kung fu action adventure, but those who bought it on PlayStation experienced some downloading issues (via the gamer). While PlayStation says it has since fixed the issue, it seems that there are still players having issues accessing the game.
The PlayStation teams have informed us that the early access issue has now been resolved and the game is now available for download! Once again, we’re sorry to all players hoping to play earlier today, we’ll soon have an exclusive gift for all Deluxe Edition holders to share with you!
— SifuGame (@SifuGame) February 6, 2022
As a possible solution, Sloclap (the developers behind sifu), suggests restarting your console and launching the game from your library. If you’re using a PS5, you can also try going to Settings > Users & Accounts > Other > Restore Licenses and then click “Restore” to start the restore process. (On a PS4, go to Settings > Account Management > Restore Licenses.)
Unfortunately, it seems that these solutions don’t work for everyone. If it still doesn’t work for you, Sifus developers questions that you send them a DM with your PlayStation Network ID, along with the region and whether you’re using a PS5 or PS4. Sloclap says it will pass this information on to PlayStation engineers who are “monitoring the issue.” Some users also recommend downloading a game that you don’t currently have from your PS Plus collection and then trying to install sifu.
Problems arose when the game was set to go live on Sunday morning at 7:00 AM ET. Users soon noticed that the game’s countdown timer on the PlayStation Store – which should have been set to “00:00:00” this morning – was stuck several days in the future, preventing players who pre-ordered the game from getting it. to download.
if the gamer points out that it may have something to do with the PlayStation Store internal release date for the game. While some users report seeing an April release date, others saw it in late February, possibly due to a date formatting error. In any case, we still don’t really know what went wrong. The edge contacted Sony and Sloclap with a request for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
I have to say that Sloclap was aware of the issue from the start, which is even more impressive considering that the issue appears to be Sony’s late-access release (the early access release of the game went smoothly on the Epic Games Store). Soclap also offers a free in-game gift as a consolation prize of sorts, but that probably won’t make up for an entire day wasted on not being able to play the game the day before.