Actually, the new Sword Art Online should have been available shortly, namely in May, but unfortunately nothing will come of it now. Again, the coronavirus is to blame.
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The corona virus is changing the world and can also have blatant effects in the gaming industry. The developers of the new Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris now had to find out, because the originally planned release date in May can no longer be held in view of the pandemic.
The new Sword Art Online should have been available from May 22, 2020, but "due to the current situation, this is unfortunately not possible," says a statement by Bandai Namco. As a result, the release had to be postponed to July 10, 2020 by almost two months.
Executive Producer Yosuke Futami comments the decision as follows: "We are working hard on Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris because we know that our fans are looking forward to a new Sword Art Online. But due to the current situation we had to make the difficult decision meet to postpone the release until July 10th. We believe that this is the best way to deliver the best version of the game to our fans. "
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC starting July 10, 2020.