Annapurna showed off a new indie game called Stray for the PlayStation 5. It should debut in 2021.

The game is being developed by Blue Twelve Studio, and it looks like the hero is a cat. (Yes, cat fans, you finally have your next-generation console game based on a cat). It looks like the game takes place in a crowded Asian city, maybe Tokyo, and the graphics of the city look pretty amazing. There are a lot of robotic characters, but the only natural animal that I saw in the video was a cat.

Sony made the announcement during its PlayStation 5 reveal event. Founded in 2016, Annapurna Interactive has published a bunch of critically acclaimed games including Outer Wilds, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Florence, and What Remains of Edith Finch. Annapurna Interactive is part of Annapurna Pictures, a movie studio started in 2011 by Megan Ellison.

Created by French studio BlueTwelve, Stray is a third-person cat adventure game set amid the detailed neon-lit alleys of a decaying cybercity and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly.

Players will play as a stray cat, roaming surroundings high and low, defending against unforeseen threats, and solving the mysteries of this unwelcoming place inhabited by nothing but unassuming droids and dangerous creatures. Lost, alone, and separated from family, players must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home.

Annapurna Interactive also said that Solar Ash and The Pathless will be released on the PS5.

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