The supernatural teen thriller Oxenfree will be making its way exclusively to the Xbox One and Windows 10 in January. The game is being developed by Night School Studio.
Oxenfree is a coming of age story where the player determines how their character comes of age, during a night of psychological torment dealt by a mysterious force from beyond. Taking on the role of Alex, players must survive an overnight Pacific Northwest island party gone horribly wrong.
Sean Krankel, the cofounder of Night School Studio, is enthusiastic about the partnership with Microsoft: “Our team builds games that let players interact with stories in ways. In Oxenfree’s case, that is a story filled with wonder and danger. Microsoft’s commitment to curating and nurturing the most exciting new game worlds and then delivering them to millions of players make them the perfect partner to help bring Oxenfree to life.”
Oxenfree will feature a conversation system that will change the story and the relationships of people you meet with every decision you make. There will be multiple mysteries to unravel that will span decades and lifetimes. Night School Studios has also contracted some incredible talent for work on the game as well. There is art from Disney alum and an original soundtrack by scntfc (Sword & Sworcery, Galak-Z) along with voice talents that did voices for games like The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Borderlands and more.
Oxenfree is set to arrive in January, but a set date has yet to be announced.