Skip to main content

‘Hyper Light Drifter’ will no longer be PC exclusive as PS4, Xbox versions arrive

Heart Machine’s crowdfunded action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter will premiere for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by the end of July, its creators confirmed with Gematsu this week.

Hyper Light Drifter‘s upcoming console debut follows up on its initial release for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms in March, and ports for the Wii U and PlayStation Vita are also in the works.

Inspired by 16-bit adventure games from the 1990s, Hyper Light Drifter is an overhead-view action game in which players traverse a mysterious land in search of a cure for the main character’s debilitating illness. As they explore Hyper Light Drifter‘s colorful world, players will encounter deadly creatures and puzzles that require shifts in perspective to solve. The game also boasts upgradable weapons and abilities, and its storyline branches throughout depending on actions taken during the adventure.

Hyper Light Drifter was initially unveiled via Kickstarter, where it earned over $645,000 in backer pledges despite setting a modest funding goal of $27,000. Heart Machine’s fundraising campaign successfully funded the creation of console ports and physical special editions, along with a variety of in-game bonuses.

In addition to upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports, Hyper Light Drifter is also coming to the Wii U and PlayStation Vita. Heart Machine recently admitted that the Vita has proven to be “a more difficult platform [to develop for], due to its limited processing power and memory.” The studio estimates a fall release for the Vita version of Hyper Light Drifter, while details regarding a planned Wii U release will be shared in August.

Hyper Light Drifter launches digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 26. A physical Collector’s Edition of Hyper Light Drifter, which includes a digital copy of the game, a replica Super NES cartridge, a 24-page manual, and a world map poster, is currently up for pre-order via iam8bit. Physical editions will begin shipping in “late summer.”

Editors' Recommendations

Danny Cowan
Danny’s passion for video games was ignited upon his first encounter with Nintendo’s Duck Hunt, and years later, he still…
Hollow Knight: Silksong is also coming to PS4 and PS5
hollow knight silk song xbox hollowknight silksong

Team Cherry confirmed that the highly anticipated Hollow Knight: Silksong will be on two more platforms at launch: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The official PlayStation Twitter account revealed the news this morning, adding PS4 and PS5 to a list of Hollow Knight: Silksong platforms that include PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 
https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1570797280063627264
Hollow Knight: Silksong is a sequel to Hollow Knight, one of the most critically acclaimed Metroidvania games of the past decade. Hollow Knight: Silksong follows Hornet, a character from the first game, as she explores the unfamiliar world of Pharloom. When Team Cherry announced the indie in February 2019, it only confirmed that the game was in development for PC, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo Switch.
The game went MIA after an appearance at E3 2019, only for it to triumphantly reemerge as one of the first announcements of the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase in June 2022. Although we know that Hollow Knight: Silksong will be available through Xbox Game Pass on PC and Xbox platforms, it's good to know that those who prefer to try the game on Nintendo Switch or PlayStation will still have access to the game on day one. 
Unfortunately, this PlayStation announcement did not come alongside a new trailer or release date confirmation, so Hollow Knight fans are still left eagerly awaiting its follow-up. Microsoft did claim that every game in its June showcase was "targeted to launch in the next 12 months," though, so it's very possible that Hollow Knight: Silksong will be released for PC, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in the first half of 2023. 

Read more
The best multiplayer games on PS4
Two characters from It Takes Two talking to one another.

When you think of the PlayStation 4, multiplayer games might not be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the system is home to some of the best single-player adventures of the generation. But we'd be remiss if we skipped over the fantastic multiplayer games the system has to offer. Some of the most successful multiplayer games of all time are available on the PS4, from competitive shooters like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone, to cooperative adventures like A Way Out, and tons of options in between.

In this list, we'll go through the absolute best multiplayer games the PS4 has to offer. So when you're finished with single-player masterpieces like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Uncharted 4, why not give some multiplayer games a try?

Read more
New report claims the PlayStation VR2 is in serious trouble
A side view of the PlayStation VR2, which sits on a wood table.

There have been a lot of signs that Sony hasn't been investing a lot of resources into VR, specifically its PlayStation VR2 headset, and according to a new report, the situation might be worse than previously believed.

In an Android Central article published Thursday, sources said that Sony was slashing budgets related to VR and that there would be "very few opportunities for VR game development" in the future. Another source mentioned that there were only two PSVR2 games in development at the company.

Read more