Along with a lot of other great games coming to PS4 – Apotheon will at be at E3 this year at the Sony booth!
We will be showing the PS4 version of Apotheon being developed by Sickhead Games (who previously did the Towerfall PS4 version). Sickhead Games is also helping us with the game’s performance – which will benefit the Steam version.
The Steam version will release at the same time as the PS4 version – with a estimated release date in late August.
Since this is a very large game being primarily developed by two people (based on play testing finishing the main campaign, not including all side areas, is 5+ hours) we’ve decided to not include online multiplayer in the initial release. The reason for this is we want to entirely focus on the single player campaign for now – and not try to push players at launch to fill the servers. The multiplayer portion of the game is something we worked hard on and care a lot about – so we want to make sure there is a large enough amount of active players and that it is a polished experience. So multiplayer will most likely either be a free update – or a standalone package.
There will also be local 1 on 1 multiplayer in both the PS4 and Steam version on release.
Right now the entire single player game is in place from beginning to end, and we are entirely focused on just polishing the game and getting in the final voice acting and animations.