Dead Cells, the highly successful Steam Early Access game from French developer, Motion Twin, is now officially heading to consoles. The developer of the game has already confirmed before that the PC title will also be coming to consoles, but has just announced specifics on its development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
In a press release, Steve Filby, the producer of the game at Motion Twin said that, “we’re thrilled to finally confirm that we’ll be bringing the Dead Cells experience to console players.”
Although Motion Twin is still yet to announce a specific date for the console release, they said that it will be coming “later this year.” The PC version of the game was initially launched last May via Steam Early Access, and the developer is also yet to announce a date for the official PC release. Although FIlby also mentioned in an interview with Polygon that, “ideally, we would like to release all the console versions and the PC version simultaneously.” So we can probably expect the official PC release to take place later this year together with the game’s console versions, if not earlier.
Filby also shared that Motion Twin will be handling the console porting of the game itself, and the company even hired extra help to make it happen. Besides the Windows version of the game, Motion Twin is also planning to bring the game to both the Mac and Linux, which “should be coming out over the summer.”
Currently, the Steam Early Access of the game has been a hit on the PC since its initial launch eight months ago. Motion Twin was able to sell more than 600,000 copies of the game on Steam and GOG. The popularity of the game stems from its combination of Metroidvania elements.
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