Cuphead Developers: "There will be no PS4 version"

Cuphead Developers: "There will be no PS4 version"

Cuphead will skip the Sony console entirely.

Cuphead's developers have confirmed that the inventive platformer will not come out for the PlayStation 4, ever.

A NeoGAF user asked on the forums whether or not Cuphead was a "100 per cent lifetime PC/Microsoft exclusive," citing "mixed information" as the cause of their confusion. Then, a NeoGAF user named "Teeth" responded:

"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."

Our colleagues at Eurogamer confirmed that "Teeth" is actually Tyler Moldenhauer, digital painter and QA at Cuphead developer StudioMDHR. Director of Experience Ryan Moldenhauer confirmed that "It's 100 per cent true. Cuphead is a console exclusive for Xbox One. There will be no PS4 version."

Cuphead is a platformer featuring hand-drawn animations styled after 1930s cartoons, like the works of Max Fleischer and Disney. The studio especially wants to show off the "subversive and surrealist" qualities those classic cartoons exhibited. The game was first revealed at Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference, though the Studio published a brief teaser on YouTube in 2013.

In any case, prepare to play Cuphead on Xbox One and PC on September 29. Just don't expect it on the PlayStation 4 at any time in the near or far future.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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