Earlier this year we brought some news to you about an upcoming horror game Stray Souls and how it’s being developed in Unreal Engine 5. It’s a psychological horror game. Where you play as Daniel who for his 18th birthday has inherited his estranged grandmother’s house. What follows is an unpleasant journey to find the truth about the history of his family. We know it’s coming to PC and console later this year. Xbox we have confirmed Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X/S. For PlayStation expect to see a release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
So Stray Souls has a release window of Fall 2023. Meaning we could see it sometime from early September to late November. All the developers have said it’s coming later this year and it seems like soon and confirmed again a console release. However, this is a busy period with horror games with Alan Wake 2 and Alone in the Dark in October and a potential September release for Silent Hill 2. Developers Jukai Studio have a new demo out on Steam so I put it through its paces to see how the game is shaping up.
Stray Souls – A Demo Experience Worth The Time
For one the current demo is very short, around fifteen minutes long. I captured some of the footage showing off some of the combat and general gameplay using either a keyboard or controller. So for this game, both work adequately well. The only complaint I had was the demo is it didn’t show the controls before starting but slowly put them on screen. This however was designed especially for this demo build so I won’t be too critical just yet. There was sadly no option to change controls either. However, they are tweaking the demo according to their social media. Also, If you also stream it they ask you to let them know or tag them so if possible they can watch and see your live feedback.
Visually, I was impressed, and the combat was fluid, but not knowing how to reload was inconvenient. However, once you’ve mastered the controls, it’s a much more rewarding experience. I was impressed with what I got to play and would like to play more. So here’s the video I recorded on my laptop.