Xbox One getting open-world "surrealist survival horror" game Grave
Microsoft approves Broken Window Studios for its ID@Xbox program.
First-person open-world "surrealist survival horror" game Grave is headed to Xbox One, developer Broken Window Studios announced on the game's Kickstarter page recently. Microsoft has approved the company for its independent publishing program, ID@Xbox, and the desert-themed Grave is "officially approved to launch on Xbox One," the studio said.
The game's Kickstarter campaign has attracted just $9,349 of its $30,000 goal, though there's still 13 days to go. Grave for Xbox One is expected to launch simultaneously with the PC, Mac, and Linux versions in early 2015. You can get an Xbox One version of Grave if you have backed the project at $25 or above.
Haven't heard of Grave? Here's the official description from Broken Window Studios. "Grave is an open-world, surrealist survival horror experience where light is your only weapon in a constantly changing reality."
It was previously announced that the game would use the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, which the company says allows for the "truest form of what a first-person adventure game can be." The Xbox One does not support the Oculus right now, so VR functionality is likely only in the works for the PC version of Grave.
Could Grave come to other console platforms, like potentially the PlayStation 4? "We can't make any additional console announcements at this time, but we are actively pursuing additional consoles and will make announcements as we are able," the studio said.
Overall, Broken Window Studios' main ambition for Grave it is "to scare the living crap out of players. My personal goal is to give people nightmares," a developer says in the Kickstarter pitch video below. You can read more about Grave at its Kickstarter page and you can even download a demo of the game today for PC.
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