The long-awaited cat game, Stray, is almost upon us. We’re here to break down everything we know about the title, when it’s due to be released, how you can play the game for free and what the game will be releasing on in the first place.
What Is Stray?
Stray is a third-person adventure game in which you play as a cat trying to find his way out of a world filled with robots. It’s up to you to help the little guy find his way back to his family, solve puzzles, complete complex platforming and just make sure he’s safe. Luckily you’re not alone in this endeavour though, as you have a drone known as B12 that can translate the robots for you and help you store items you find in the world itself. As you journey through the “detailed, neon-lit alleys of a decaying cybercity and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly”, you’ll be faced with increasingly complex puzzles, testing you to your very limits and making you think about possible solutions from every single angle.
It’s a game that will no doubt be enticing to a lot of fans of the tiny animal, and it looks to be an incredibly fun journey through the world. As the website for the game states:
“Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten city… Roam surroundings high and low, defend against unforeseen threats and solve the mysteries of this unwelcoming place inhabited by curious droids and dangerous creatures. See the world through the eyes of a cat and interact with the environment in playful ways. Be stealthy, nimble, silly, and sometimes as annoying as possible with the strange inhabitants of this mysterious world.”
When Will The Game Release & On What Platforms?
The game has been in development since 2015, with the co-founders of BlueTwelve actually being ex-Ubisoft developers. The game was first announced during PlayStation’s Future Of Gaming event in 2020 and was due to release in 2021, but was pushed back several times to the current release date of the game due to various factors such as the COVID-19 Pandemic. It looks like this currently release date will be the final one the game is given though, so you can all look forward to playing the game extremely soon.
Stray is currently due for release next month, 19th July 2022. It’ll be releasing on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 thanks to developers BlueTwelve Studio and publishers Annapurna Interactive. It was also recently revealed during the June State of Play presentation that the game will be available for no extra cost to Extra, Deluxe and Premium members of the new PlayStation Plus tiers, meaning that even more people will get to experience the wonders of this world.