Save a Game in Development Hell With The Magic Circle: Gold Edition, out May 10 on PS4

March 9, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Released last year on PC, The Magic Circle is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 10 in North America as The Magic Circle: Gold Edition.

From developer Question, The Magic Circle is a story-driven puzzler about a legendary game stuck in development hell for 20 years, and only you, the hero in the game, can save it. With the PS4 version, Question has given it a major engine upgrade and made improvements to lighting and AI.

Co-owner Jordan Thomas said:

The Magic Circle pokes fun at the many ways that games can go wrong, and offers you the power to solve puzzles like a game creator — by re-designing them. You play the hero of an unfinished fantasy RPG, waiting for your story to begin, and you’re getting sick of it. The fictional development team is in creative deadlock, zipping around the game world and arguing about what to change. So you set out to make the game your own, and release it from the inside… whether they like it or not.

Ashly Burch (Borderlands 2), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), Stephen Russell (Fallout 4), and Karen Dyer (Resident Evil 5) provide the voices of the creators, who’ve spent so much time bickering that you have no weapons or spells and must steal the powers of creation from them.

Thomas added:

As you delve deeper, restoring parts of the world that were deleted, you’re digging up lost bits of gaming history — entire versions that were scrapped. (I remember someone at PAX saying this sequence looked like a lost 1990’s PS1 game, and we were so proud!). It’s up to you to decide which creatures and powers should join your army of “pets,” and which should have stayed buried.

A release date wasn’t announced for Europe.

[Source: PS Blog]