The long-awaited cat game Stray is almost here. We’re here to break down everything we know about the title, when it’s set to release, how you can play the game for free, and what the game is even releasing for.
What is Stray?
Stray is a third person adventure game where you play as a cat trying to find its way out of a world full of robots. It’s up to you to help the little guy find his way back to his family, solve puzzles, complete complex platforms and just make sure he’s safe. Luckily, however, you’re not alone in this endeavor as you have a drone called the B12 that can translate the robots for you and help you store items you find in the world itself. As you navigate through thedetailed, neon-lit alleyways of a decaying cybercity and the grim surroundings of its decrepit underbelly”you will be confronted with increasingly complex puzzles that will test you to your limits and make you think about possible solutions from every single angle.
It’s a game that will undoubtedly seduce many fans of the tiny animal, and it seems like an incredibly fun journey through the world. As the website for the game states:
“Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must unravel an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten city… Roam the high and lowlands, defending yourself against unforeseen threats and solving the mysteries of this inhospitable place, inhabited by curious droids and inhabited by dangerous creatures. See the world through the eyes of a cat and interact with the environment in a playful way. Be stealthy, nimble, silly and sometimes as annoying as possible with the strange denizens of this mysterious world.”
When will the game be released and on which platforms?
The game has been in development since 2015, with the BlueTwelve co-founders actually being ex-Ubisoft developers. The game was first announced during PlayStation’s Future Of Gaming event in 2020 and was scheduled to be released in 2021, but has been pushed back to the game’s current release date multiple times due to various factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It looks like this current release date will be the last one given to the game, so you can all look forward to playing the game very soon.
Stray is currently slated for release next month, July 19, 2022. It will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 thanks to developers BlueTwelve Studio and publishers Annapurna Interactive. Also, it was recently announced during the State of Play presentation in June that the game will be available to Extra, Deluxe and Premium members of the new PlayStation Plus tiers at no additional cost, meaning even more people can experience the wonders can experience in this world.