Announced at today’s PlayStation Future of Gambling stream, Stray is an upcoming PS5 game starring a cat dropped in a neon-lit future where robots have taken over.
The The game was conceived by BlueTwelve founders Viv and Koola above a pint of beer, beginning as a concept named HK_Project from which you have seen several GIFs.
“Kowloon Walled City kept coming up in our discussions. This type of Unique, organic place was intriguing to us. We thought it was a great foundation for a universe, but it clicked when we realized:’What a better playground than Kowloon to get… a kitty!’ The concept was mad enough for us to proceed forward, so we rented a flat together and started working on which was known as Project_HK at the time.”
It Seems like just the type of conversation that could happen over beverages on a sunny Summer day in France, because Stray appears lovely and we’re all the better for it. It is not really clear what the feline’s objectives are – the robots slumping around the roads and inside buildings seem utterly indifferent to the cat’s presence – but Viv indicated there will be components of stealth, puzzle-solving, and”fast-paced” action.
“It is also quite a unique point of view for an adventure game. Exploring the world we are building feels really refreshing once you’re slipping beneath a cacarr walking the rooftops with all the inhabitants below unaware of your presence. Or if you want them to be aware, you can simply meow endlessly to annoy them.”
That last part Feels to be an assault on my cat as well as every cat I have ever met. Anyhow, Stray is coming to PC and PS5 sometime in 2021.