Stray: the adventure of a cat in the big city already has a date

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In development by the French at BlueTwelve Studios, Stray is a very curious game about a lost cat in a big metropolis.

The game has just received its official release date. And it’s already close!

After more than 2 years of development, the French team of BlueTwelve Studios has just revealed the release date of their game, Stray.

Stray, who started with the code name "HK Project", has a long history, having been revealed as co-founders of BlueTwelve Studios (Koola and Viv) in 2020.

In Stray, players will have to control a cat on the streets of a big city from a third-person perspective. Well... control might not be the right word, since, like in real life, controlling a cat is not a treat.

Lost, alone and far from his family (litter), this stray cat (Stray in Portuguese means Stray) must unravel an ancient mystery in order to escape from a futuristic city inhabited by robots. It's a place full of traps and dangers and all the skills of the little cat will be essential to escape from this strange city and find his family.

From the start of the project, BlueTwelve Studios paid close attention to the animations and controls of the feline, to enhance a real life experience through the eyes of a cat. Miko, the head of cat animations in Stray, took on the challenge and consumed hours and hours of images and videos of the feline movements, to reproduce them as best as possible in the game.

Many studio developers have cats and much of the inspiration for the game came from observing two little cats in the middle of the studio (Oscar and Jun). In fact, many of these interactions have even been replicated for the game.

A curiosity of Stray is the fact that the chat, during the game, befriends a drone, called the B-12. In this way, the two explore this sinister city and solve the different challenges they face. In fact, officials also mention that the inclusion of the B-12 drone that follows the cat everywhere opens the door to a whole new layer of ways to interact with the environment and other characters.

Stray will be released on July 19 this year on Playstation and PC, and will be available the same day for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members.

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