Compulsion Games may have been ‘acquired’ by Microsoft Studios, but the real big news surrounding the studio in our eyes is confirmation that We Happy Few will soon be bursting out of Game Preview and hitting the world with a full release.
Due to arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, We Happy Few will release on 10th August 2018, with Compulsion and Gearbox Publishing ensuring that the game has moved on from its initial Game Preview state.
A game that tells the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells, We Happy Few thrusts us into an alternative 1960s England – one where conformity is key. And if you don’t conform, then you’ll have to either fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.
With a retrofuturistic city to explore, you’ll get to play through the intertwined narratives of three quietly rebellious citizens of Wellington Wells, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, as they face their pasts, prepare for the future, and engage in activities that aren’t exactly status quo in the artificially enthused society.
And these tales will ensure that We Happy Few delivers no less than 20+ hours of narrative-driven gameplay, as we take in a world that is on the brink of collapse. Can you unveil its dark history, and discover how and why its residents came to be so beguilingly happy?
If you wish to know a little bit more, then you could do worse than check our our first hands-on piece with We Happy Few, shortly after it hit Xbox Game Preview. Bear in mind though, the beast that will release on 10th August is likely to be a completely different animal – especially seeing as it’ll be coming with a $59.99 USD / £49.99 GBP / €69.99 EUR price tag attached.
We will of course remind you when it arrives, but for now, you could do worse than check out the latest trailer.