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Stray, The Best Indie Game of 2022, Is Coming to Xbox

Stray is an adventure game where the player controls a stray cat in an open world environment filled with robots and machines. Developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive, the game was released in 2022 originally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows. Now there’s news of Stray to Xbox

The game features platforming elements, puzzles, and collectibles, and received positive reviews for its artistic design, cat gameplay, narrative, and platforming elements, although critics were divided on the combat and stealth sequences.

Stary To Xbox

The game’s development started in 2015 by BlueTwelve Studio, a small team founded by Koola and Viv, who had previously worked at Ubisoft Montpellier. The game was initially known as HK Project and was heavily influenced by Kowloon Walled City’s aesthetic design. The team encountered technical challenges in balancing interesting game design with the open world, but found the in-game location Antvillage allowed them to experiment with vertical game design. The game’s movements were designed to feel smooth and guided, while still allowing for freedom of choice. The team also found the DualSense controller’s sounds and vibrations added to the physicality and interactivity of playing as a cat.


The game’s contrasting elements, such as the “small, organic, and lively” cat contrasted against the “angular and bold” robots, were important to the developers. The inclusion of robots inspired more of the story, and the team found it fitting because of their fascination with films like Blade Runner (1982). The gameplay experience was specifically inspired by the founders’ cats, and the studio’s in-house cats provided consistent inspiration and reference material.


The game’s action sequences were added to provide some stress to the player, and the team wanted to build a rhythm to maintain the story’s progression. The user interface was kept minimal, with directions integrated into the game world to guide the player. Overall, “Stray” is a game that combines interesting gameplay elements with an artistic design and an immersive world.


If you were an Xbox owner who watched Stray content and felt the jealousy running through their veins, we have great news for you. Annapurna Interactive announced in their showcase that Stray will be coming to Xbox soon. The game will be available on the new platform from August 10th.

What is Stray?

Stray” is an adventure game where the player controls a stray cat in an open world environment filled with robots and machines. The game features platforming elements, puzzles, and collectibles.

Who developed and published Stray?

Stray was developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive.

When was Stray released and on which platforms?

Stray was originally released in 2022 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows.

What inspired the development of Stray?

Stray was inspired by the developers’ fascination with Kowloon Walled City’s aesthetic design and films like Blade Runner (1982). The gameplay experience was specifically inspired by the founders’ cats, and the studio’s in-house cats provided consistent inspiration and reference material.

When is Stray coming to Xbox?

Stray is coming to Xbox on August 10th.