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Owlboy Launches February 13 on PS4

A long-awaited adventure begins next year.

Jo-Remi Madsen's Avatar Posted by Game Programmer, D-Pad Studio

After 10 years of development, Owlboy is finally launching February 13, 2018 on PS4!

Working on Owlboy has been a highly personal journey for us. Each year of delay was a new blow to our hope of ever seeing the game released. You guys are the sole reason why we’ve finally been able to push through!

We decided early to start showing the game around. The first appearance of Owlboy was in 2008, when we launched the initial trailer. We are still humbled by the response we got. It changed our lives, and we decided to start traveling to show as much as we could of our work. Each time we witnessed someone pick up the controller and start playing our game, we forgot about all those years of fading hope.

Owlboy was created with the previous generation of consoles in mind, and once the PS4 was announced, we had to make sure that the game still looked brilliant. About half-way through development we decided to up the resolution of the game, so it will still look great in full HD and even 4K.

One thing that has stuck with us is the great feedback we’ve gotten while on our travels. You can look at the old footage of Owlboy and easily spot the changes it’s been going through over the years. Each time we visit a new convention or an expo, we return home with a scrapbook full of useful feedback. This is exactly what we hope to gain more of when we launch our game to console for the first time ever.

Owlboy would have never been what it is today without your feedback. Without the kick you guys gave our morale, we might have never finished a project like this at all.

When the game launches on February 13, we hope you will let us know your thoughts on it.

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gerneric123 said:

November 1st, 10:35 am

tfw cool looking 2D indie games skip vita all the time now

    Valyrious said:

    November 1st, 10:19 pm

    The Vita is dead, get over it.

    Get yourself a Switch and marvel over what a good handheld system is.

    BlackSaphire96 said:

    November 1st, 11:49 pm

    ikr these are the kind of games I love playing on my vita

    I’ll probably just end up remote playing it off the PS4

Gorvi said:

November 1st, 10:45 am

This would be perfect for the Vita.

glassmusic said:

November 1st, 11:00 am

Can’t wait for this one! Though I suppose I’ll have to! Haha ;)

I’ve had my eye on this game for a while now and am very much looking forward to grabbing it. Any word on a preorder discount / free theme?

CrusaderForever said:

November 1st, 11:21 am

Nice!! I mean this absolutely amazing news!! This game has gotten some seriously high scores! Thank you for bringing Owl Boy to the PS4!!

LeMatster said:

November 1st, 11:40 am

Finally!! And well, congratulations!! I can’t wait to play, it looks amazing. Can you make sure it supersamples on PS4 Pro when playing on a 1080p screen? Thanks :P

MidnightDragonDX said:

November 1st, 12:25 pm

Looks good!

Schrodinger0043 said:

November 1st, 12:28 pm

Fantastic news, though I kinda wish it was on Vita. :(

infamousgodV2_0 said:

November 1st, 12:44 pm

I’ll get this on the switch since its confirmed.

GameOverComesAll said:

November 1st, 1:14 pm

Glad to see this will be released on the PS4.

cowmamba said:

November 1st, 1:33 pm

Definitely look forward to playing. I do wish it was on the Vita though, it seems like a perfect fit for it.

WackyMonster23 said:

November 1st, 1:35 pm

I am interested in why there is so much console releases, when there is an fantastic device called the Playstation Vita.

musibat said:

November 2nd, 2:18 am

Finally we get to play this amazing game. Been waiting for this to come to PS4 since it was revealed.
The Dev would never answer if they were bringing it to PS4.

favian said:

November 2nd, 3:58 am

I’ll buy Vita port when it is released. That’s my little indie game machine

paulogy said:

November 2nd, 9:46 am

Congrats on your upcoming launch, at long last! Is that Native 4K support on the Pro you are referring to?

SureBigBuster said:

November 2nd, 1:10 pm

This is fantastic…but where I want it is on the Switch…

HeathenFriar said:

November 2nd, 6:41 pm

Looking forward to this one! Metroidvania type game, right?

SaviorMachine said:

November 14th, 4:47 pm

This game lives in my PC’s Steam folders, but I’ve avoided playing it because I’ve been waiting for the PS4 launch. Almost there!

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