Developer StudioMDHR has taken to NeoGAF to put an end to some confusion that it’s highly-anticipated upcoming game, Cuphead, will come to PS4, reaffirming that on consoles it is exclusive to Xbox One.
As you may know, Cuphead, the 1930’s cartoon-looking run-n-gun platformer that stole the show at E3 2015, is set to release on September 29th (priced at $19.99 USD) on Xbox One and PC. Despite the game always being hailed as an Xbox One console exclusive, many have speculated that the game could come to other console platforms in the future, particularly the PS4. The reason behind this speculation is the belief that the game is only a timed-exclusive, something becomingly increasingly popular, especially among smaller independent games.
But this isn’t the case, at least according to StudioMDHR on a recent NeoGAF outing. When asked if the game is 100% a lifetime PC/Microsoft exclusive, StudioMDHR replied with the following:
“Yes, this Cuphead game is exclusive to Xbox and PC (with Steam and Win10 versions at launch and a GoG release likely shortly after). There will likely be a Mac version down the road and possibly a Linux version beyond that (unless we lose our houses or whatever).
We own the Cuphead IP.”
Beyond confirming the likelihood of a Mac version and the possibility of a Linux version, the above response also includes some interesting tidbits. First off, notice how the reply mentions “this Cuphead game is exclusive to Xbox and PC” specifically, which heavily suggests that the developer is planning to continue with the IP with another game, which wouldn’t necessarily be locked to Xbox One console exclusivity. Secondly, Studio MDHR owns the IP, which means it will be free to do whatever it wants with the series going forward.
In other recent and related news, the developers founders have revealed that they remortgaged their houses to make Cuphead.