Owlboy melted the hearts of so many players on PC, Mac, Linux and Switch. D-Pad Studio announced they were finally bringing the game to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A surely welcome addition to the consoles' libraries. Indie titles flourish.
Owlboy is the critically acclaimed indie title released in 2016, which many modern games and developers can look up to. D-Pad Studio are aware of the success of their game and seek to continue updating and improving the players' experience.
Yesterday, on April Fools, they announced that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are finally coming on 10 April 2018 for digital purchase, and 29 May 2018 for physical purchase.
It was uncertain whether the studio were announcing the release jokingly, but it seems like legit information. The Xbox One and PS4 versions were delayed already at the start of 2018, so it seems logical that they would finally release them.
Owlboy is a pixelated platformer/adventure title in which players control Otus, an Owlboy, and guide him and his allies which join him throughout the game to restore connection between the land of the sky and the islands of the world below it.
The story will take you 8-12 hours to complete. Eight hours if you just play through the main story, 10 hours if you do the side missions, and around 12 hours if you're a true diehard for achievements and 100% completions.
The game began development way back in 2007 and considering it has been in that stage for almost 10 years is a hard truth to accept. But then again, Final Fantasy XV was in development for 10 years as well, since 2006 and released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2016, with a PC version in 2018.
Owlboy might just do the trick for you if you crave a platformer you didn't play yet, and you can soon play it on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 as well. Owlboy was well received by critics and players alike, with some stating the wait was worth the development time.