According to a depressing bit of news, although it’s perfectly fitting for the tone of the game, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe has been delayed to 2020. The new version is both a remaster and expansion of the original game. The game that you might not know started as a mod of Half-Life 2, before getting a full standalone release with a much more fleshed-out story and look.
The combination of humorous commentary on various aspects of life, inventive game design and so much more led The Stanley Parable to develop a rabid cult following after its release in 2013. The unique twists on the “walking sim” formula already sold people on a likable niche title, one that many kept returning to, so as to uncover the multiple hidden endings. The whole thing is basically a meta-commentary on the illusion of choice and free will, and it’s glorious.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is also quite something. Developer Crows Crows Crows managed to create a rather special game in the original Stanley Parable. Originally released for PC, Mac, and Linux, The Stanley Parable was a rather strange game. The game started in a weird office setting, but rather quickly devolved into a delicious mix of insane nonsense. I won’t explain much more, so I don’t spoil it. If you haven’t played it by now, you can probably wait until the re-release in 2020 to sink your teeth into it.
This is also the name for the first console port of the game. Yes, that great game is coming to consoles too. The new version, along with the console port, brings entirely new visuals, more stable gameplay and new story content. Those who have played the game before can expect new endings and other content.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe will arrive sometime in 2020 for PC and consoles. The developer has said that they are aiming for “sometime probably before” summer 2020.