7 Days To Die is coming to Xbox One and PS4 thanks to Telltale Games. Here’s all the information you need before you start chopping trees and crafting axes.
7DTD creators, The Fun Pimps, have partnered with Telltale Games to bring the zombie survival horde crafting game to Xbox One and PS4. The game is currently available on Steam and is still in Alpha stage.
Many PC players have taken to the games’ official Facebook page to voice their concerns about releasing an “unfinished game on consoles”. Alpha and Beta games are no longer unheard of on current gen consoles. Ark: Survival Evolved has been available on Xbox One through its’ preview programme since December 2015 and has been doing very well for itself. It is expected to get a full release on Xbox One and PS4 this summer.
So are the concerns of PC players unnecessary and just a knee-jerk reaction? I reckon so. The Fun Pimps will continue to work on the game and will continue to release regular updates which is the norm for early-access games. The console port will be in Telltales’ hands.
So what exactly is 7 Days To Die all about? It’s a multiplayer, open world, survival horror, first person shooter, and tower defence game all-in-one. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.
“Telltale Publishing seeks to bring the best and most innovative games in their genres to new audiences. 7 Days to Die has already thrilled over 1.5 million PC users worldwide, and we’re delighted to bring this game from the PC to consoles everywhere,” said Steve Allison, SVP Publishing at Telltale, Inc. “The Fun Pimps have redefined what the survival genre can be with unrivalled world-building, crafting, and character growth. With overwhelmingly positive user feedback for the PC version, we can’t wait to expose a brand new audience to this exceptional and terrifying sandbox experience.”
Fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series will be excited to learn that pre-ordering 7 Days to Die will give them exclusive access to 5 character skins from Telltale’s hit series, including Michonne and Lee Everett. I can certainly understand while many PC players will feel a little betrayed by notbeing offered this DLC, but I imagine The Fun Pimps will offer PC players something similar, eventually. Why wouldn’t they?
“7 Days to Die is a labor of love for our small group of games industry veterans. After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, we’re grateful to have had a wonderful response from our active community of Steam Early Access users; now, our partners at Telltale Publishing are enabling us to get the game in front of new survivors across the globe” said Richard Huenink, Co-Founder of The Fun Pimps.“We’re very excited that Telltale brought us together with the folks at Iron Galaxy, to build the game collaboratively and specifically for consoles. They have a stellar track record, and have been incredible partners in ensuring a perfect translation that includes new features and content not seen in the PC version.”
The game will release in the summer of 2016 and will be available on disc and digitally. It will cost around $/€/£29.99.
Are you excited to play it? Have you played it on PC? Do you feel betrayed by the Fun Pimps? Or are you like me and enjoy seeing companies succeed and spread their wings? Let us know.