Oxenfree is one of my favourite games of 2016 so far and, while playing it, I did openly wonder why the hell it wasn't released on consoles.
Now Sony has announced that Oxenfree is coming to the PlayStation 4.
The trailer says "coming soon", but according to the official page , the release date is 31 May. So you won't have to wait long.
This version of Oxenfree is a 'Director's Cut'and features a bunch of new stuff.
- New Game+ Storyline: Just when you think you complete your version of Alex's story, you are sucked back in to continue her tale in new locations, conclusions, and a completely tweaked version of the island's already twisted
- Your DualShock®4 controller becomes Alex's supernatural radio, with dynamic light feedback and ghostly transmissions emanating from the
- Behind the Scenes Featurettes reveal the steps from original concept to creating a finished supernatural thriller.
Oxenfree is great. It has great writing, augmented by one of the most natural dialogue systems I've ever used in a video game. Completely seamless. It has this unique visual style and — perhaps its greatest strength — a genuine sense of mystery. I usually find it difficult to care about video game stories but this one was a real page-turner. I was playing because the story was interesting, unique and felt... I dunno. Weighty. Like it wasn't all grab-bagged together at the last minute. Like it was a central, important thing.
Anyway. You have to play Oxenfree, whether it's on the PS4 on May 31, or on PC right now.