Just a few weeks ago we told you about a release window for the upcoming cyberpunk-Esque feline adventure. That of course is the upcoming title from BlueTwelve, Stray. It’s been a long road from initial pre-development to where the game is at. We also know this is coming close with a release date available. This was described in a recent PlayStation Blog post by the producer Swann Martin-Raget.
The vision for this game – initially named “HK Project” – started seven years ago by Koola and Viv, the co-founders of BlueTwelve Studio. It really is amazing to see that it is now an actual full-fledged game and will be experienced and hopefully enjoyed by so many players all across the world very soon. We have developed and learned so much along the way. Of all the unexpected challenges and discoveries we found, creating an interactive cat was definitely the most tricky one!
Creating A Feline Character:
The kitties they had at the studio and at home provided a lot of inspiration. Bringing the figure to life in a realistic manner seems to be a struggle. As stated in the blog,
Trying to control a cat – whether it’s in real life or when making a video game – is definitely not a walk in the park! From the very beginning, we knew that the controls and animations of our star character needed to be absolutely spot-on in order to properly convey this exhilarating feeling of skills and movement.
So Miko, our cat animator, took the challenge to heart and spent considerable time looking for images and video references. The good and somewhat surprising thing we found is this: It really seems that the whole internet was basically invented for the sole purpose of hosting loads of cute cat pictures and videos! So we ended up having a lot of very good material to work with for references.
So, based on the teaser, we know the game has a release date: next month. Prepare for your feline adventure to begin on July 19th. However, as of this writing, we have no price for PlayStation.
You may, however, wishlist it on the PlayStation Store. You can, however, pre-order it on Steam.
The regular price is £23.99, but there is a 10% discount right now, bringing it down to £21.59. The pricing in the United States is $26.99.
However, that’s not all. For those planning on upgrading their PS Plus subscription, there is good news. For those on the PS Plus Extra or Premium tier, the game will be free to download at launch. So will you be jumping into this next month or are you staying clear? Either way, we’d love to hear from you.