Hellpoint will officially release in a couple of months but if an opportunity presents itself, Cradle Games would love a next-generation release as well.
Speaking with SegmentNext in a recent interview, studio co-founder and creative director Mathieu Boudreau stated that it’s “quite possible” to expect Hellpoint on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, especially if Sony and Microsoft can send over development kits for Cradle Games to get some firsthand tinkering with the powerful machines.
Quite possible, especially if we [Cradle Games] can get our hands on the dev kits, assuming we make a little money.
Boudreau also noted that according to him, the next-generation leap will be in terms of gameplay not graphics. “I believed it ten years ago but it’s becoming more relevant now than ever,” he said. “I’m obsessed about all the cool things we can do when we take more of that insane processing power and pour it into gameplay or AI or other large scale systems that makes games feel more like living worlds and less like movies.”
Hellpoint has already made a name for itself as an intense Souls-like role-playing game with a dark and twisted sci-fi setting. The game takes place in a derelict space station, once a bustling metropolis, where players must survive against nightmarish creatures and unravel the truth of how they came to be. What’s really curious is that the space station orbits around a black hole in real time, which “triggers various dynamic events such as boss appearances, horde assaults as well as modified enemy stats and positions”.
Hellpoint supports local and online cooperative play should the gameplay become too challenging. Based on trailers release so far, the game looks promising for Souls fans with an appetite for brutal third-person action. The release date is set for April 16, 2020, for all major platforms. That includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch.
You can go ahead and add Hellpoint to your wishlist on Steam right now. Cradle Games believes that PC will see the most amount of sales anyway because of its enormous user-base. Just remember that the developer encourages you to get a controller for the game.
Disclaimer: A previous version suggested that a release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is in the works. Publisher TinyBuild Games wants to clarify that there are no plans for a next-generation version at the moment. “We want Hellpoint to be the best possible experience when it launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.”