The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe will come to Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One on April 27.
Described as a “significant expansion” to the 2013 original, Ultra Deluxe brings the cult classic to console for the first time, with the new content’s script being longer than the original game.
The Stanley Parable is an experimental, narrative-driven first person game about choice, or lack thereof, and freedom. As described by developer Crows Crows Crows, “the rules of how games should work are broken” as “The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you”.
Ultra Deluxe was revealed at The Game Awards in 2018 and was originally expected to launch in 2019, but following three separate delays across three years it’s finally being released.
The scope of the game has grown considerably since the original was revealed, Crows Crows Crows said: “Early in development, the plan was just to bring The Stanley Parable to consoles with a few small tweaks, but as time went on we kept getting more and more excited about what else we could do with the game.
“Since The Stanley Parable was a game about surprises, we’ve tried to implement new content in ways that players won’t be expecting.”
In our 8/10 review of the original game, IGN said: “Witty, unusual and quietly discomfiting, The Stanley Parable is a successful experiment in interactive narrative.”
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