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Stray to be Released on Xbox on August 10

Cat from Stray walking through neon-lit city.
Image: BlueTwelve Studios

Story Highlights

  • Stray, an award-winning adventure game developed by BlueTwelve Studio, is set to launch on Xbox on August 10.
  • The gameplay revolves around a stray cat navigating through a decaying cybercity, with the narrative progressed by solving puzzles and interacting with the environment.
  • The game offers an immersive third-person perspective, allowing players to explore the world through the eyes of a cat.

Stray Takes A Leap onto Xbox

Following its initial announcement in 2020 and subsequent release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows on July 19, 2022, the adventure game Stray is now ready to make its mark on the Xbox platform. The game, which received numerous accolades at prestigious platforms like The Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards, and Golden Joystick Awards, is slated for an Xbox release on August 10.

Navigating the Cybercity as a Stray Cat

Stray offers a unique take on the adventure genre, casting players in the role of a stray cat lost in a decaying cybercity. The game presents a third-person perspective, giving players a cat’s-eye view of the city’s detailed, neon-lit alleys and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly. Throughout the game, players can leap across platforms, climb obstacles, and interact with the environment in various ways. Activities such as climbing in buckets, overturning paint cans, operating vending machines, and clawing at objects can open new paths in the game.

The narrative of Stray is advanced through puzzle-solving, often involving moving obstacles. There are also optional activities for players to indulge in, such as sleeping, meowing, and nuzzling up to non-player characters, most of which elicit responses. Some levels also offer open-world elements, giving players the freedom to roam at their leisure.

Unraveling an Ancient Mystery

In Stray, players must help the protagonist cat unravel an ancient mystery to escape the long-forgotten city. Along the journey, the cat befriends a small flying drone known as B-12. Together, they must navigate the unwelcoming place inhabited by curious droids and dangerous creatures, and find a way out.

Stray is the brainchild of BlueTwelve Studio, a small team based in the south of France composed mostly of cats and a few humans. As players embark on this unique adventure, they can anticipate a blend of stealth, nimbleness, and playful interactions with the inhabitants of this mysterious world.

Written by Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Video Gaming. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.