After launching late last year on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC, the puzzle game Unpacking is finally set to release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, with Sony confirming the game would release on May 10, 2022.
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In a new PlayStation Blog post on the game, Tim Dawson — an artist and programmer at developer Witch Beam — shared the news, as well as dove into some of the many items players can unpack in the game, including things like alarm clocks, colored pencils, art books, plush toys, and more, all of which mean different things to the folks behind the game, as well as the in-game character. A release date announcement was expected, as the game’s trophies showed up on sites like PSNProfiles about two weeks ago.
Much like its name suggests, Unpacking is all about unpacking items following a move. While there are no cutscenes or narrative to experience, there is still a story in Unpacking, which is told through the different stuff you unpack or the environment around you, as well as the years that pass throughout your in-game character’s life. The game begins in 1997 and progresses all the way up until nearly modern-day, with tons of items referencing the times involved in the game, including classic CRT computer monitors, older video game consoles, and more.
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After launching in November, Unpacking quickly earned massive praise amongst critics and fans alike, and developed a bit of a cult following from those who had played it. At the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the game also took home the award for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game, while also winning the Game Developers Choice Awards for Best Audio and the Innovation Award.