Abzû Coming To Retail For Consoles In January 2017

Abzû Coming To Retail For Consoles In January 2017

Dom Peppiatt

505 Games has announced that ABZU, the award-winning oceanic adventure game, is coming to retail shelves for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2017.

The retail version of ABZU will include a dynamic background for players on PS4, as well as a physical disc and case - what you'd expect from a retail release. ABZU will retail for $19.99 or your local equivalent.

According to the press release:

ABZU is an epic descent into the depths of the sea where players explore the mystery and wonder of the ocean, while the distinct art style blends beautifully rendered ocean environments alongside a deeply emotional narrative. As ‘the Diver,’ players will uncover their true connection to the ocean, as the world around them begins to unlock its secrets. Fluid swimming controls allows the Diver to interact with lush kelp forests; thousands of fish and hidden worlds, which await her on her quest.

The game was released digitally for PS4 and Steam in August this year, but now everyone with a console is going to be able to experience the watery magic of the game for themselves.

The physical version of the game will be available in January on Xbox One and PS4.

  • Of the 4 "Games" that came out during the PLAY 2016 SUmmer Promotion, this was, by far, the worst. It shouldn't really even be called a game. You could really call it a tech demo, since that's about how short it is. On top of that, there was really nothing to do in the game. I've actually seen more entertaining demos than this. This, not only doesn't deserve a Retail Release, it's price should be reduced to something around $5 or less, and that may be priced too high. (I'm actually Suprised this hasn't made it to PS+, considering the crap they have been giving us, as of late.
  • If it gets PS VR support then count me in. If not then you know the answer.
  • I enjoyed the game and all, but there is NO WAY it should be getting a retail release, let alone for $20. Takes 5 hours tops to 100% the game, and there's literally nothing to it except for just swimming around. It's an immensely pretty game, but it shouldn't go for any more than $10.
  • This article failed to mention that this game was developed by the guys behind Flow/Flower/JOURNEY aka "thatgamecompany"... Why a retail release? Some folks don't have a reliable internet connection. If we don't like the game, why even bother suggesting what the game dev should do? PSVR? Hell yes! Hopefully sometime down the future Giant Squid will do something like this. Though I'm not sure if they are capable of bringing out a VR developed by themselves. This is just "Journey-tech" being offered to us. Might as well call it Journey 2. I got this on a sale. I think it was just under a fiver? Always wait for PSN sales for these kind of games.
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