Limited to just 2,000 copies, VBlank Entertainment announced today that Retro City Rampage DX is getting a retail version on PlayStation 4.
Priced at $25 USD, you can pre-order the game through Fangamer, with launch expected to happen in early December.
Included in the retail version will be the PS4 game on a disc, the digital soundtrack, a double sided reversible cover, and “a few more digital freebies.” Over on Twitter, developer Brian Provinciano said, “Retro City Rampage DX on PS4 should get a Guinness World Record for smallest game on a PS4 Blu-ray. <40MB on a 25GB disc, ha!”
Unfortunately, the PS4 retail version won’t include cross-buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, though anyone who pre-orders the game from Fangamer will receive PC and Mac versions of Retro City Rampage DX for Steam.
Provinciano also talked about how easy it is for developers to create physical versions of their games on PS4:
Not only has Sony been fantastic in allowing indies to self-publish — since long before it made the news — they don’t limit us to just downloadable games. When they said self-publish, they meant it. Even this one-man-shop was able to self-publish and self-fund a full blown retail version!
For months, I debated as to which platform to print physical copies for, but ultimately Sony made my decision easy once I discovered how they’d streamlined the PS4 process. In the past, you would need to build separate versions of a game for digital and retail and send both into certification. Now with PS4, one single submission can be deployed to both. It cuts down on both the work and time, making something cool like this even more within reach. By selling the retail version exclusively online, it also simplified distribution. All in all, going retail turned out to be even less work than I’d anticipated. It’s truly a great time to be an indie.
The ease of putting your PS4 game on a disc already caught the attention of Cosmic Star Heroine developer Robert Boyd, who asked, “Would you be interesting in buying a physical LE of Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4) like Retro City Rampage’s physical ver?”
The digital version of Retro City Rampage DX launches this week for $7.99/€7.99 to PlayStation Plus members and $9.99/€9.99 for everyone else on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, complete with cross-buy.
Will you spend the extra money to get DX physically?
[Source: PS Blog]