Last week, we saw rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades triumphantly stride out of early access and into version 1.0 with its launch on PC as well as the Nintendo Switch.
However, since its recent release and the subsequent praise from critics (see Jason’s Hades review) PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners have been asking whether Hades will launch on other platforms.
At present, the only way to get your hands on this GOTY 2020 contender is to either buy it for PC via Steam or the Epic Game Store, or grab the handheld version through the Nintendo Switch eShop.
It’s worth noting that developer Supergiant Games have a track record for releasing their titles on multiple platforms with the sublime Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre all being available on Sony and Microsoft consoles.
With the launch of Hades 1.0 after being in early access since 2018, Supergiant Games were asked whether a PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5 version of the title was in the pipeline to which they replied:
“Hey, we’ve launched v1.0 of Hades only on Nintendo Switch, and PC and Mac via Steam and the Epic Games Store. We’ll be considering opportunities to bring the game to additional platforms down the line. Thank you for your interest.”
A PlayStation and Xbox release of Hades seems pretty likely then, but when can we expect it (if at all). There’s a good chance the developer wanted to test the water with launching it on Switch first but we should also take the upcoming launch of next-gen hardware into account. Maybe Supergiant are simply waiting to drop cross-gen versions for both the PS4 and PS5, as well as the Xbox Series X|S. That would be our guess, at least.
In our review, we scored Hades an untouchable 10/10 – here’s an excerpt:
Hades is one of the best roguelites of all-time. It’s a phenomenal achievement in story telling, gameplay, and an absolute treat for both your eyes and ears. It’s astounding, and it’s always been fairly astounding through Early Access, but this final release cements it as one of the greats. If you like roguelites, and even if you don’t, you should probably get in on this as soon as you can.
Hopefully an announcement on the game’s multiplatform release isn’t too far away.