'Untitled Goose Game' Honks Onto PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Next Week
The internet's favourite horrible bird will soon be spreading its wings and embarking upon an exciting new journey. Sony just confirmed that the House House-developed critically-acclaimed Untitled Goose Game comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 17th. Yes, that is very soon and, yes, you should be very excited.
The PS4 announcement came during Sony's State of Play broadcast, alongside a delightful new trailer that showcases just how mischievous the titular goose is. Check it out for yourself below and remind yourself of the unique charms of this particularly foul fowl.
Untitled Goose Game initially launched for Nintendo Switch and PC back in September, and was immediately met with rave reviews. In my own review of the avian adventure, I awarded the Goose a 9/10. I praised the game's minimalist art style, music, and impeccable design, all of which work together to create an experience that is genuinely really, really funny for its entire runtime.
"UGG is packed with genuinely hilarious moments like this that really are best discovered for yourself," I wrote at the time. "Not least because working out the correct chain of events or items needed to break a woman's prize vase or get yourself dressed up in a ribbon are so much funnier, and far more satisfying, when you've joined the dots without any help."
"There's also a welcome lack of urgency, meaning you're free to take your time, experiment, and mess up. While humans can shoo you away and take their stolen items back, there are no game over screens and you simply waddle straight back over and try a new approach whenever you want. I wasn't expecting a game about a goose to be one of the best sandbox puzzle games I've played in years, but here we are."
Basically, if you don't own a Switch or PC, you need to play Untitled Goose Game when it hits PS4 and XBO - its imminent, simultaneous arrival on Microsoft's console has been confirmed by a variety of sources. It is, by some distance, one of the best games this year, and a brilliantly hilarious piece of work that the entire family could gather round and enjoy over Christmas. Relatively short length aside, there's a reason everyone who's played it so far is so in love with it.
With the game about to land on the other two home consoles of choice right now, we can *all* partake in the true meaning of the festive period: embodying the spirit of a nasty bird and stealing everything our little beaks can carry.
Featured Image Credit: House House