Stray Is Coming to Xbox Consoles


BlueTwelve Studio and Annapurna Interactive have announced that Stray will be arriving on Xbox consoles in August. The news was shared during Annapurna Interactive's recent presentation, which highlighted their upcoming game lineup. Originally launched in July 2022 for PS5, PS4, and PC, the game will make its way to Xbox on August 10th, nearly a year after its initial release. This suggests that the exclusivity deal for Stray on PlayStation consoles lasted approximately one year.

Since its reveal in 2020, Stray has been generating considerable buzz even prior to its official release. It quickly soared to the top of Steam's most wishlisted games, and upon its launch, it surpassed concurrent player counts of any other game previously published by Annapurna. The recent ESRB rating hinted at its eventual arrival on the Xbox platform, further fueling anticipation.

Having been offered as a free game for PS Plus subscribers upon its release, Stray garnered substantial playtime on PlayStation consoles as well. Our own review of the game awarded it a nearly perfect score, praising its uplifting experience and distinctive atmosphere.

"Where dogs are usually considered 'man's best friend,' Stray suggests that cats may be robot's best friend." "This sentiment is beautifully encapsulated in the game, as it wears its heart on its sleeve and seamlessly integrates its themes into every aspect of the player's experience. While many may be initially drawn to Stray simply for the opportunity to play as a cat, they will likely find themselves deeply moved by the game's profound tale of companionship and captivated by its tranquil and mesmerizing atmosphere."

In conclusion, Xbox users have an exceptional game heading their way that comes highly recommended, especially for those who haven't had the chance to play it on other platforms. The presentation and trailer did not mention anything about Stray being available on Xbox Game Pass, suggesting that purchasing the game outright will be the sole option for playing it on Xbox consoles, at least for the time being. It's worth noting that Stray will soon be leaving the PlayStation Plus lineup as well. If you have been keeping it in your backlog on the PS5 or PS4, now is the perfect time to give it a try before it's removed.

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