Good news for Contrast’s long suffering Xbox One fans – Contrast is finally available on Xbox One! Here is the Xbox One trailer, and thank you for waiting.
We’re pretty happy with the Xbox One version. We’ve been pretty busy since the launch of our previous platforms, and the Xbox One version contains all of the bug fixes released for other platforms, along with some additional fixes that we couldn’t make previously, along with smoother framerate and platforming (thanks to feedback from the community on other platforms). It’s running very well, and we’re excited for Xbox One players to try it out. We’ve seen a bunch of streams go up already, and had a quick AMA on /r/xboxone, so thank you everyone for your support so far!
In addition, Contrast was recently nominated in 10 out of 17 categories in the Canadian Video Game Awards, including for Game of the Year and Best Visual Arts, which we think is pretty neat.
Just a quick update today – Contrast will be coming soon to an Xbox One near you!
We’re part of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program, which is the new program giving independent developers the a chance to battle with Microsoft’s internal approval and certification process (just kidding) and self-publish on the Xbox One. It’s a really interesting opportunity, because we’ll be able to bring a touched up version of Contrast to a bunch of new players. We’re also hoping the indie spirit is enthusiastically embraced by Xbox One players, as it could become a great new way for indies to get their games out to the public.
The first selection of games coming out for ID@Xbox were announced last week, at an event at GDC (in San Francisco). We went along to showcase Contrast running on Xbox One. After attending the event, IGN included Contrast in their list of great upcoming indie Xbox One games to be excited about (along with Guacamelee, one of our favourites from fellow Canadian indies Drinkbox Studios, and a bunch of promising looking new titles). It helped that Contrast is one of the first indie games up and running on the Xbox One, and development is coming along nicely. We don’t have a release date yet, but will announce it as soon as we do.
As always, thanks for the support! It’s great hearing everyone’s stories about what they loved about Contrast. If you want to say hello, feel free to come by our twitter or facebook (links on the right).
We have some pretty cool news to share. Over a million people have downloaded Contrast, which is just a little mind blowing! This is mostly thanks to our fans/players playing on PS4, and we’re really excited about it and super glad that so many people have been able to play.
So, in celebration, we’ve got some pretty big sales on Contrast for the next couple of days:
- 50% off the Xbox 360 version (worldwide)
- Up to 50% off PS3 and PS4 in Europe
- 50% off PS3 and PS4 in the US
The US sales are on for the next three days, Europe for longer. If you’ve been waiting to buy and play, now’s a great time!
P.S. we may have some news about one other platform very soon. Dun dun dun…