We’ve been waiting for this news for what feels like forever but finally, we know that the game “Stray” will be available on July 19, 2022!
The game release date was announced in today’s Sony State of Play with the news that the game will also be available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members at that time.
Initially named “HK Project”, Stray started development seven years ago by Koola and Viv, the co-founders of BlueTwelve Studio. It is now evolved into a full-fledged game that has been one of the most anticipated titles since it was first revealed back in June of 2020.
Swann Martin-Raget wrote on the Playstation Blog “trying to control a cat – whether it’s in real life or when making a video game – is definitely not a walk in the park! From the very beginning, we knew that the controls and animations of our star character needed to be absolutely spot-on in order to properly convey this exhilarating feeling of skills and movement. So Miko, our cat animator, took the challenge to heart and spent considerable time looking for images and video references. The good and somewhat surprising thing we found is this: It really seems that the whole internet was basically invented for the sole purpose of hosting loads of cute cat pictures and videos! So we ended up having a lot of very good material to work with for references.”
“We decided to add the backpack and the small drone called B-12 that follows the cat everywhere, it opened up a new layer of ways to interact and learn about the environment for us. Especially the ability to talk with the characters of the world was really important to convey some fundamental points about the environment or learn a bit more backstory from several of its inhabitants.”
Stray will be available on Playstation on July 19 2022