Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Rei dashes on a space cloud in key art for Solar Ash.

Image: Annapurna Interactive

You thought not-E3 was over? Ha! A month after Geoff Keighley summoned the complete gaming business to Los Angeles for every week of selling, Annapurna Interactive, a bit late to the get together, hosted its annual showcase. Today, over the course of half-hour, the indie writer gave a take a look at what’s within the works for his offbeat portfolio. Before you ask, no, there is no such thing as a information a few sequel to Stray. C’mon, individuals, it simply got here out. Still, there’s quite a bit to put in writing residence about. Here’s all of the necessary stuff, organized from awesomest to much less so.

Three kick-ass PlayStation video games are coming to Xbox

Since the launch of this console technology, Annapurna Interactive has revealed three stellar video games on PlayStation: The Pathlessan atmospheric archery motion sport; Maquette, a recursive puzzler with a heartbreaking narrative; and Solar Asha sci-fi platformer from the individuals who made it Hyper Light Drifter. (All three are additionally obtainable on PC.) Now, the trio’s console exclusivity agreements are lapsing:

  • The Pathless is coming to Xbox and Switch this winter, no particular date but.
  • Maquette is hitting Xbox and Switch, and also will be added to Game Pass, Microsoft’s enormously standard games-on-demand service.
  • Solar Ash is coming to Steam on December 6. (On PC, it is at present solely obtainable on Epic Game Store.) It’ll additionally hit Game Pass, too, later within the winter, however no date simply but.

Screw console exclusivity. It is sweet when extra individuals get the possibility to play video games.


Thirsty Suitors is coming 2023, demo out on PC at this time

Thirsty Suitorsthe subsequent sport from the makers of Falcon Agelastly has a launch window. First revealed in the course of the 2021 Game Awards, the multi-genre RPG is now slated for launch subsequent 12 months on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. It’s a methods off, sure, however within the meantime, there is a demo obtainable on Steam at this time. Earlier this summer season, I performed via a model of this demo on the Tribeca Festival. It’s dope.



Hohokum devs are doing a multiplayer sport

Flock is a multiplayer sport about getting misplaced in idyllic wilderness and accumulating flying animals, on whom you simply kinda…experience round. It’s being developed by of us who’d beforehand labored collectively on Hohokum, a placid PlayStation sport during which you management a colourful snake creature and navigate a superbly coloured house with none objectives or targets. It’s in all probability the chillest sport of all timeor a minimum of of the final console technology.

Oh, yeah, talking of, Hohokum is now obtainable on Steam.


Hindsight is out subsequent week

The clearly tear-jerking narrative sport Hindsight comes out August 4 for PC, Switch, and iOS gadgets. Last week, a consultant for Annapurna Interactive informed me it is the kind of sport that’ll make me really feel feelings. It was unclear if that assertion was directed at me, personally, or if it was supposed as a descriptor for a broad viewers.


What Remains of Edith Finch is getting a next-gen port

The first-person narrative sport What Remains of Edith Finch, launched in 2017, is getting a free next-gen enhancement. Like most next-gen upgrades, it will deliver the sport as much as a now-standard 4K decision with framerates of 60 frames per second. It’s obtainable at this time.


Outer Wildstoo

It’ll be obtainablee on September 15. No replace on information concerning the incoming Switch port, although, which was introduced throughout a Nintendo Direct final February.


Kentucky Route Zero devs have a brand new sport within the works

Cardboard Computer, the three-person group behind the must-play indie gem Kentucky Route Zerois engaged on a brand new sport, however didn’t share any details about a reputation, a style, or a launch date.


Bounty Star is a mech shooter

Annapurna’s portfolio hits for me way more typically than it misses, however that is as a result of the writer focuses on headier fare that you simply’d hardly ever see within the AAA house. Bounty Star, a third-person shooter deliberate for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox (the place it will launch as a part of the Game Pass library), doesn’t appear to suit that invoice. Although it options base-building and farming components, you appear to spend so much of time piloting a mech, and utilizing it to shoot at nondescript enemies.


The Lost Wild is a survival horror sport about evading dinosaurs in a jungle at night time

See the trailer above. Yeah, uh, nooooo! Nope nope nope.


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