Call of the Sea is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in May 2021, developer Out of the Blue has announced, ending what is now clearly a six month timed exclusivity period to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC – the game originally released on 8th December 2020, and was released straight into Xbox Game Pass as well.
We are excited to announce that Call of the Sea is coming to PS4 and PS5 in May 2021! pic.twitter.com/CFhCCu9E6H
— Call of the Sea | Out Now! (@COTSGame) April 13, 2021
The Xbox twitter account seems pretty jazzed about the whole thing, saying “We love to SEA it!” in a tweet, and in fairness, the company has still had a significant role in sponsoring the game on its way to release by way of its release into Xbox Game Pass – Microsoft pay lump sums to developers and publishers to sign a game to the subscription service for a period of time. It helps that this was a generally well-received adventure with a different tone to the usual Lovecraftian fare we see.
We were full of praise for the game ourselves, awarding it a 9/10 and praising its visual style, the puzzles and tone of the narrative. In our Call of the Sea review, Steve said:
Call of the Sea’s original setting, narrative, and overall feel totally hooked me – even when I wasn’t playing I found myself working over the puzzles in my head. If you’re a fan of emotional stories and challenging logical puzzles then you should dive straight into this adventure.
Keep an eye out for the final release date – Out of the Blue has not revealed a specific date for the PlayStation release, but we’d expect that they settle on a date as close to 8th May as they can. Another question mark hangs over the game’s stay in Xbox Game Pass. Will it continue as part of the Game Pass library for Xbox and PC gamers, or did Microsoft sign it up for the game’s first 6 months? We’ll have to wait and see if it’s noted as leaving the service next month.