Owlboy is Getting a Major Console Release, Landing on PS4 Next Year
D-Pad Studio has announced today that the critically acclaimed Owlboy will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and other platforms next year on February 13, 2018. Blitworks will be handling the port to the consoles, and to celebrate, Owlboy is currently 40% off on Steam for the next 24 hours.
Over at the PlayStation Blog, Jo-Remi Madsen – a Game Programmer for D-Pad Studio – took to discussing the idea of porting Owlboy over to consoles. For those unaware, the game was in development since 2007 before finally releasing last year. According to Madsen, half-way through development the studio decided to up the resolution of the game to fit with full HD and 4K.
“One thing that has stuck with us is the great feedback we’ve gotten while on our travels.” Madsen said. “You can look at the old footage of Owlboy and easily spot the changes it’s been going through over the years. Each time we visit a new convention or an expo, we return home with a scrapbook full of useful feedback. This is exactly what we hope to gain more of when we launch our game to console for the first time ever.”
For more information on Owlboy, check out the brief description of the game courtesy of D-Pad Studios:
Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.
Owlboy is out on PC, but will launch on February 13, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]