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Oxenfree Possesses PS4 on May 31 with a Host of New Features

Sean Krankel's Avatar Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 // Co-Founder, Night School Studio

Hi, I’m Sean from Night School. We’re losing our minds over here!

We’ve been driving toward this day for a long time, and are ridiculously hyped to announce that on May 31, everyone can enjoy Oxenfree in its coolest, scariest, most mind-freakiest form on PS4.

A quick catch-up on Oxenfree: it’s the debut game from our studio, centering on a girl named Alex who brings her new step-brother Jonas to an overnight party on a decommissioned military island that goes horribly wrong. It’s a supernatural mindscrew of an adventure with tons of different outcomes and story paths that let you shape Alex’s life, the fabric of time and space, and the fate of a bunch of really pissed off ghostly creatures. Think Freaks and Geeks but with possession, time loops, and terror.

When my cousin Adam and I started the company a couple years ago, we set out to make a game where players could interact with a big, dangerous story in new ways. With Oxenfree, we wanted to cast you in a thriller that was frightening, funny, and meaningful in varying doses. And unlike many other narrative games, we wanted you to play through it all with no cutscenes; freeing you up to explore, talk, and solve mysteries fluidly.

We’ve added all kinds of improvements to push the experience beyond anything the public has seen yet, including transforming your DualShock 4 into the game’s supernatural radio via the controller’s speaker and light bar. But the most thrilling addition is the creation of a surreal New Game+ mode that will continue Alex’s story with a new purpose.

I’m gonna try to do this without getting all spoilery. When you ________ the game the first time and come back to the game anew, Alex will have different, déjà vu tinged dialogue choices. Suddenly you realize that Alex is ________, and now you must ________ if you want to see tomorrow.

Oxenfree, PS4Oxenfree, PS4

Okay, this is proving more difficult than I thought! Just know that with this new content, Alex’s story will continue beyond the traditional “ending” into different locations, conclusions, and a completely tweaked understanding of the events on the island.

We are extremely grateful for all of the love the game is getting, and honored to have received the IGF award for Excellence in Visual Art a few weeks back. Since we humbly agree that the game is pretty purty too, we’ve created a Dynamic Theme, also debuting May 31. It’ll showcase an evolving Edwards Island, changing to reveal timed events from the game. So turn on your PS4 at 8 PM and you’ll see the boat arriving. But turn it on at 1 AM and you’ll probably see something crazier.

Oxenfree, PS4

Can you tell we are stupidly giddy for you to play it? Well, we are! Launch can’t come soon enough! We suggest you stock up on adult diapers, or at least bring a couch buddy before diving in.

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22 Comments

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+ janusfilmsfan on April 27th, 2016 at 8:06 am said:

Glad this is coming over!


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+ helbertpina on April 27th, 2016 at 8:10 am said:

Brilliant! Looking forward to playing it ASAP! :D


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+ DoctorTabarnac on April 27th, 2016 at 8:16 am said:

Coming sooner than I expected : ) Good job guys, looking forward to it.


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+ QuirkyQuick on April 27th, 2016 at 8:26 am said:

Oh, I’m so glad it’s coming to PS4, already. Got a price point for me? I can’t wait to play this with with my girlfriend. She loves creepy games.


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+ PhoenixFG on April 27th, 2016 at 8:37 am said:

I have this on my wishlist on Steam but I’ll definitely be picking this up on PS4. Looking forward to it!


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+ creepysuitguy on April 27th, 2016 at 8:37 am said:

Love that this is coming to Playstation! Any chance of it coming to PS Vita?


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+ AliciaDarky on April 27th, 2016 at 9:39 am said:

1:14 “Whatever happens just… DO IT!”.

Excited for the game, by the way XD.


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+ dhunter_12 on April 27th, 2016 at 9:40 am said:

Vita port vote +1 :D


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+ SureBigBuster on April 27th, 2016 at 10:03 am said:

Give me a Vita version or GTFOH


     

    + febwtf on April 27th, 2016 at 11:27 am said:

    lol


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+ Hayades on April 27th, 2016 at 11:21 am said:

This looks awesome but I need more info. How much is the game? Will there be a platinum trophy? Will there be a pre-order bundle combining the game and the dynamic theme? What is your youtube policy regarding video walk-troughs and let’s plays?


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+ sfbsfb on April 27th, 2016 at 12:59 pm said:

Sounds intriguing. Usually, I am not very interested in narrative-driven games, but playing and enjoying “Stories: The Path of Destinies” is making me more receptive to games with an emphasis on story.


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+ EarlGrey42 on April 27th, 2016 at 1:30 pm said:

Super exciting. I was looking forward to eventually playing Oxenfree and the added +game is a fantastic idea.


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+ Vyprstryke on April 27th, 2016 at 2:18 pm said:

Will you be doing a collector’s edition for this version similar to the X1/PC one?


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+ BigoAal on April 27th, 2016 at 8:13 pm said:

i didn’t get it boys what is that game?


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+ Thundercleese_83 on April 28th, 2016 at 6:07 am said:

Wow… This looks amazing. I’m sold!


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+ dirtylemons on April 28th, 2016 at 8:37 am said:

Just reading about this was a joy, so I’ll definitely check out the actual game.


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+ Hakumen__ on April 29th, 2016 at 1:24 pm said:

I join the requests for a PS Vita version!


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+ SavoyPrime on April 30th, 2016 at 6:10 am said:

Glad I decided to wait on getting this on Steam. Will definitely purchase this when it drops!


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+ Rainwater on April 30th, 2016 at 2:11 pm said:

YES! Been hoping for this since I watched the Quicklook on giantbomb.com.


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+ kazagill on May 5th, 2016 at 7:40 pm said:

I would absolutely love if this was on the Vita, I purchased this game on the windows store, but unfortunately on my computer it is extremely laggy, please please please release this amazing game on ps vita.


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+ petethepanda on May 27th, 2016 at 7:58 am said:

Unreasonably excited to play this.


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