Players originally learned about Stray as a PlayStation-only title throughout the 2020 E3. Stray, the first game developed by BlueTwelve Productions, would put gamers in the shoes of a cat wandering an abandoned futuristic metropolis filled with anthropomorphic robotic residents.
Fresh information via South Korea’s Videogame Grading & Management Board may indicate an impending disclosure of a debut deadline for this innovative concept, however, setbacks have plagued the development.
Here’s everything we know about it.
Fans Say There Won’t Be Any Delays
As Gematsu predicted for non-Korean speakers, the GRAC has awarded the aforementioned title a score, and fans are confident that the game won’t face any more postponements. In late 2021, data indicated that the project will most certainly be released within a year, however, that timeframe was closed before it could be fulfilled.
Furthermore, a gameplay video published in July 2021 indicated that Stray will probably be launched in early 2022, however, the publisher has made no more mention of the project after that time. Although this isn’t a resounding affirmation, it would at minimum indicate that Stray is currently in production and in the last phases of completion.
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Covid-19’s breakout threw a wrench into the already-difficult production schedules of several companies, and a GDC poll found that as various as 44% of those affected were forced to postpone their products as a consequence of the virus. It’s unclear whether Covid-19 was a contributing factor in Stray’s obvious production issues, although it’s not impossible.
STRAY was also rated in Korea https://t.co/se8jxIa4ce
— Gematsu (@gematsu) April 7, 2022
The game seems to be something that PlayStation enthusiasts should actually listen to, considering the latency and seeming dearth of interaction from the publisher. Several potential PlayStation-exclusive initiatives were in the production phase during the last couple of years, but several of those (Babylon’s Fall and Gran Turismo 7 especially) didn’t work out, and especially the renowned Horizon Forbidden West couldn’t compete with Dying Light 2 and the latest FromSoftware’s title.
As groundbreaking PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles like Journey and Tearaway did both the former and the latter in the past, Stray might be a long-term PS5 staple.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 system has reportedly outsold Nintendo’s Wii U by almost 5 million copies as of last month, as per the latest marketing figures. Adding Stray to the summertime 2022 roster for the PlayStation 4 will be excellent, even if PlayStation does not really depend on its commercial glory.