Untitled Goose Game Chose Nintendo Switch Because It Was The "Right Emotional Fit"

"It's a nice, friendly console."


One of 2019's wackier and more wonderfully whimsical games, Untitled Goose Game, is only available on one console platform: Nintendo Switch. We don't know why developer House House hasn't released it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but now the studio has shared a little insight into why the Switch was the right fit.

Jacob Strasser of House House told Time that the Switch has an aura of "friendliness" about it that makes it the "right emotional fit" for the game where you play as a rude goose.

"It's the nice, friendly console. Its whole aura is one of friendliness, and it feels more inviting to non-gamers, or non-traditional gamers or players. When it came down to the decision of where we would launch, it felt like the right emotional fit," Strasser said.

Strasser previously said that PlayStation and Xbox are a "less good place to be an indie at the moment." Despite that, House House is reportedly bringing Untitled Goose Game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in the future.

Untitled Goose Game is also available on PC where it is currently exclusive to the Epic Games Store. House House took Epic's money to help the studio "ensure continued sustainability."

GameSpot's Untitled Goose Game review scored it an 8/10. We praised it for, among other things, its inclusion of a dedicated "honk" button.

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