Octodad on PS4 delayed until April

The cephalopod simulator was previously expected to reach PlayStation 4 in March.

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The PlayStation 4 version of Octodad: Dadliest Catch has been delayed, developer Young Horses has said.

The intriguing Octopus-pretending-to-be-a-human simulator, which is already available on PC, had been expected to land on PlayStation 4 shores some time in March. The developer now says the PS4 version is targeting an "early April" release.

Young Horses also said that it was also mulling over an Xbox One version, and that it had no plans for a Wii U release. "Our word on the Xbox One version is, 'We’re thinking about it.'"

GameSpot awarded the PC version of Octodad: Dadliest Catch a score of 6 in its review. "Although the flimsy narrative couldn't be more cliche in its communication of a message about loving ourselves and each other for who we really are," said editor Carolyn Petit, "Octodad is an endearing hero whose struggle to live an ordinary life under extraordinary circumstances is bizarrely inspiring."

"Unfortunately, Dadliest Catch is just an inconsistent, intermittently hilarious trifle, and not the game this terrific character deserves."

Discussion

28 comments
thrombosis45
thrombosis45

I'm sure PS4 owners are all too busy playing Knack to care about this,

aidsta
aidsta

Shame it's delayed, but still great going for the devs making this game. Well done to them for getting this far. 

enoslives7
enoslives7

Looks hilarious, but this should have been ready at launch. Way to drop the ball Sony.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

I cant wait for this game. Had fun with the Kiosk Demo

Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

Why would you launch that on PS4? NEXT GEN PLS

Shango4
Shango4

Stupid Sony why can't you just release a broken,buggy game and let people who played the beta test.And take that was already content in game  and make it DLC!!!!!!

Anxiety21
Anxiety21

Take your time...I know it's a total different genre but we don't need another BattleBugfield 4

croxus
croxus

Delay-station, or the delayed next gen?

nayce54
nayce54

Maybe they are extending the length of the game. 

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

In other news THIEF is available to download for PS3 and 360. Kinda ironic. 

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

@thrombosis45 Hell, I'm surprised you could pull yourself away from X Rebirth to post a comment on this article.

mattress805
mattress805

And xbox 720p owners are daydreaming about playing games in Full HD. Lol

thrombosis45
thrombosis45

@mattress805  Titanfall in 720p or Knack in 1080p, that's a tough choice. I don't even own a single gaming console, by the way. "Lol" indeed

Ovirew
Ovirew

@somebodysilent It's too bad nobody could find a way to complete the game sooner, though.  From my understanding one guy pretty much worked on most of this game on his own.

Sony is backing indie devs, but it would have been nice if they could have supported the development of the game a little, or helped to provide resources or manpower of some kind.  After all, the interesting indie games of the PS4 were a major focal-point of E3.

It really does seem like a bit of a missed opportunity, because bigger games are starting to trickle out and a lot of people who may have given Octodad a chance early on are probably going to turn their attention toward other, more interesting games.

I was excited for this game, but now it isn't even coming out until April, and admittedly I lost a lot of interest in my PS4 shortly before this year began.  By the time I do get around to messing with my PS4 again, it will probably be because some great game has come out for it like Second Son, Destiny or Dragon Age.  Or at the very least an exciting downloadable title with lots of action and replay value.

finalxiiisora
finalxiiisora

@thrombosis45  And YOU speak as if you don't already know that inFAMOUS: Second Son is coming in exactly a month.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@thrombosis45"You keep speaking as if I cared at all about any of these pathetic game consoles"

Yes; You care so little that you have to come here; a PS4 related post, to put a flaming comment. Behold everyone the superiority of the attention seeking "master race". LOL

But I think you are right; maybe they are playing Outlast while they wait for this one or rogue legacy right now, or some other exclusivity that PC lost recently.

Now have fun playing on 1440p that game released 7 years ago. I rather play more recent stuff on STEAM, PS4 or wherever there is a good tittle.

Quality esperiences come from good titles and not from machines. So I rather enjoy a work of art without prejudice regarding in which machine I'm running it; like true gamers do.

Have you heard about Outload by any chance? or you were too busy posting PC banboy trash-talk in the internet.

God... PC fanboys are gaphic-obsessed a joke. We can't even call some of you "gamers" anymore.

thrombosis45
thrombosis45

@mattress805  You keep speaking as if I cared at all about any of these pathetic game consoles. I'll be playing TF at 1440p at 120 FPS. PS4 is just marketed to you and you bought it, like a good little fanboy..with no games to play other than Knack. Enjoy your 1080p Knack machine.

mattress805
mattress805

Well I have a 360 so I can play titanfall in 720p but I prefer a campaign w my 60$ call of duty clone w mechs. You should definitely buy the console that's chasing the 2006 Wii Sports money. That's my advice. Xbox 720p

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Gelugon_baat But why? Just because this game and a few others got delayed? Becuase this one got delayed months for Japan? because the PS3 got delayed a year?, and MGS4 got delayed and...

Oh... I see... ok...