Supernatural adventure Oxenfree possesses PS4 next month

Night School’s acclaimed debut comes to PlayStation with brand new features

Hi, I’m Sean from Night School. We are losing our minds over here. We’ve been driving towards this day for a long time, and are ridiculously hyped to announce that soon, 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, and centres on a girl named Alex who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to a decommissioned military island for an overnight party which goes horribly wrong.

It’s a supernatural mind-screw 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 & 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 driven games, we wanted you to play through it all with no cut scenes; 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.

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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 realise that Alex is ________, and now you must ________ if you want to see tomorrow.

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.

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We are extremely grateful for all of the love the game is getting, and honoured 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 on 31st May. It’ll showcase an evolving Edwards Island, changing to reveal timed events from the game. So turn on your PS4 at 8.00pm and you’ll see the boat arriving. But turn it on at 1.00am and you’ll probably see something crazier.

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

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This looks amazing, so atmospheric.
It got excellent reviews on PC as well.
Day 1 instabuy for me!

HomessaHomem 27 April, 2016 @ 16:18
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Hi, Sean! Any chance of a PS Vita version? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

That was my first thought too, but I don’t think it would work too well on Vita with the tiny characters in big environments.

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Looking forward to this. You can count me in sir!

bluemoon1987 27 April, 2016 @ 16:37
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The vague release date and a lack of price suggests this has PS+ for May written all over it

Nope.

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Too decent for PS Plus!

I wish.

zoeofthemonth 27 April, 2016 @ 16:53
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Man I’ve been looking forward to this game for ages, glad it’s finally on it’s way to PS4! The NG+ stuff sounds really cool too.

WitheredBlossom 27 April, 2016 @ 19:12
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I’ve been looking forward to playing this gem on my PS4 from the moment I saw it come to Steam. This will really look great on the TV screen. Day 1 for me!

pablo-hassan 28 April, 2016 @ 10:25
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Wow this game looks stunning can’t wait to play it !!

I hope this game will be free to PS Plus members later this year as it looks like a really good game to me!!!

jason-bridges 28 April, 2016 @ 22:54
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or just buy it? damn freeloaders

jason-bridges 28 April, 2016 @ 22:56
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looks brilliant didn’t recognize the title but as soon as the trailer started i remembered hearing a lot about it on its pc release. Definitely picking this up in the future.

Looks great I look forward to playing this thanks guys.

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I didn’t know this was coming to PS4, what a nice surprise! I can’t wait to play this, it was one of those games that made me think of upgrading my PC to something that doesn’t overheat when playing two youtube videos at the same time!

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