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Kena: Bridge of Spirits delayed to Q1 2021

Ember Lab cites challenging year, transition to work-from-home

Ember Lab has delayed PlayStation-exclusive Kena: Bridge of Spirits to Q1 of 2021, citing the challenges of the last year resulting in a need for more development time.

"This year has brought many challenges and our transition to working from home has caused development to move slower than we hoped," Ember Lab said in a statement to GamesIndustry.biz.

"We have not made this decision lightly, but feel it is best for the game and well-being of the team. We will use this time to give the game the polish it deserves and deliver an experience that meets our vision and your expectations."

Kena: Bridge of Spirits was announced back in June at a Sony showcase of upcoming PS5 titles, where it was revealed as a timed console exclusive for the PlayStation 5.

The game is being made by the Los Angeles-based, independent studio Ember Lab and will be the studio's first full game -- though the studio has previously released a number of animations including a short film based on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

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