Stellar Blade Demo Appears on the US Playstation Store, Only To Be Suddenly Delisted

Earlier today, ShiftUp and Sony released a demo version for Stellar Blade on the US PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, roughly an hour after the demo was listed, it was quickly removed, with no known reason or comment as to why the demo was suddenly pulled.

Those who did manage to add the demo to their library are still able to download it, though those who were livestreamed the game quickly had their footage taken down by Sony, and some posts on X (formerly Twitter) claim that Sony pushed out an automatic license update, effectively locking out those who had the demo installed, and were connected to the Internet.

We will keep you updated on more details if the demo returns to the PlayStation Store.

In Stellar Blade, the future of humanity is balanced on the edge of a blade. Ravaged by strange, powerful creatures, Earth has been abandoned, and what is left of the decimated human race has fled to a Colony in outer space.

After traveling from the Colony, Paratrooper Eve arrives on the desolate remains of our planet with a clear-cut mission: to save humankind by reclaiming Earth from the NA:tive – the malevolent force that has devastated it. But as Eve tackles the NA:tive one-by-one, piecing together the mysteries of the past as she explores the ruins of human civilization, she realizes that her mission is far from straightforward. In fact, almost nothing is as it seems…

Stellar Blade will release exclusively for the PlayStation 5 on April 26, 2024.