Playful Studios was an interesting case from a few years ago. These released their own platform game for Oculus Rift called Lucky’s Tale as a digital reality exclusive. A year later, a more elaborate version of this title called Super Lucky’s Tale was one of the Xbox One X launch titles. A few months ago, Playful decided to release New Super Lucky’s Tale, another improved version, as exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Now, this version of the game will be launching for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the first time.
This was announced on Playful Studios’ Twitter, commenting that New Super Lucky’s Tale would be a separate release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. When asked by a fan if they would have to pay again for the game, the indie studio replied that “we’ve rebuilt the game… new levels, expanded storyline, camera with full rotation, and improvements to almost every aspect of the game. It is essentially a new game. It’s a shame you can’t get a free upgrade for those who have already purchased it, but it has an explanation.
The developers of Playful Studios have not had a great time in recent months. In January 2020, about 80% of its workers were laid off. Playful went from having 100 workers to around 20. Taking this into account, a launch like this sounds like an attempt to stay afloat despite difficult circumstances. New Super Lucky’s Tale had positive reviews, being the highest rated version of the game. The fact that it reaches more platforms could be an important help for the company.
Its release date is still unknown on these consoles.