One game that's been sweeping the internet recently is the indie game Stray from developer BlueTwelve Studio and publisher Annapurna Interactive. The game sees you venturing on a cyberpunk adventure as a stray cat, and is capturing people's hearts everywhere.
With an indie game making such an impression, many are wondering: Is the game making its way to Xbox? It's a good question, as it seems to be the perfect fit in Xbox's library, but the answer isn't as simple as you may think.
Is Stray Coming To Xbox?
At present we don't have any definitive information surrounding an Xbox release, but that's not to say it won't happen. Currently, the game is slated for PlayStation and PC, but the initial trailer last year provided an interesting bit of news.
The PlayStation trailer acknowledged its PC release and also placed it as a console exclusive, so that means it's not coming to Xbox, right? Not exactly, as a small disclaimer at the bottom reads: "Console exclusive for a limited time". This would suggest the game is hitting either Xbox, or Nintendo Switch, or even both. Though judging by the game's graphics, a Switch release may be hard to achieve.
When Is Stray Launching?
The recent gameplay demonstration confirmed the game was delayed from its 2021 release window and will now be releasing in 2022. With it being a timed console exclusive, this could be anywhere from three months up to an entire year. As a result, it's perhaps best not to expect Stray to hit Xbox until 2023 at the earliest - if at all.
I Haven't Heard Of Stray Before. What Type Of Game Is It?
Stray is described as a "third-person cat adventure game". We don't get many of those, so it would be hard to miss this one. You'll engage with the environment by traversing like a cat, such as sneaking, climbing, and being mischievous.
The most recent gameplay walkthrough also showcased some combat elements, as well as adventure game segments where you talk to characters and assist them in their problems. But perhaps the most striking feature is Stray's visual art style, which has made many instantly fall in love with the furry feline.
That's all we really know about Stray for now. While it's perhaps a bit too early to get excited for an Xbox release, it certainly sounds like it could be arriving on Xbox platforms one day. Just don't expect it in the near future.
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