Gamers and cat lovers everywhere got their first look at Stray‘s gameplay today during Annapurna Interactive’s first gaming showcase. Stray was announced during PlayStation’s Future of Gaming event last summer, and this is our first news of the game since then.
In Stray, players take control of a lost cat exploring a futuristic city populated by humanoid robots. Gameplay consists of platforming, solving puzzles, and snuggling next to musicians in ways only a cat could. At some point, Stray’s protagonist will encounter a drone who will then assist the cat in escaping from and attacking enemies.
Stray is being developed by BlueTwelve Studio, “a small team from south of France mostly made of cats and a handful of humans.” It is being published by Annapurna Interactive, a division of Annapurna Pictures.
Annapurna Interactive has been on a tear recently, publishing hits like Outer Wilds, The Pathless, and the console ports of Kentucky Route Zero. Annapurna’s first published game was 2017’s critical darling What Remains of Edith Finch, which received several awards, including Best Narrative at The Game Awards and Best Game at the British Academy Games Awards.
Stray will release in early 2022 for PS4, PS5, and PC. You can watch the gameplay trailer below.
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