You see, in We Happy Few, nothing is as it seems. You can also still try it for free on Xbox One, and with DLC planned, a Season Pass will also be available for the game.
At the moment of writing this, Compulsion Games' drug-fueled action-adventure title has only been officially announced for Xbox One and PC, but it always seemed plausible the relatively popular title could branch out to other platforms, namely the PS4. That includes a full-length campaign featuring three "moderately terrible" playable characters who each have "their own reason for giving up on artificial happiness", as well as more than 250 encounters. This is the final major update We Happy Few will receive while in Early Access as Compulsion Games sets its sights on the full release.
We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately bad people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial.
Well, that changed this morning, as Compulsion has announced that it has teamed up with Gearbox Publishing to release We Happy Few as a full-on release. The character's storylines sound as though they overlap in some ways, as they hunt for freedom and the truth behind Wellington Wells. "Gearbox believed in us from the very beginning, and we think this partnership will make it possible to create the game that our community expects", said Guillaume Provost, Studio Head of Compulsion Games. Compulsion released a new update for it today dubbed "Life in Technicolour", which adds new Joy effects and improves other aspects of the game like UI and AI.
Those who pre-order their digital or physical iteration of We Happy Few for $60 will receive the in-game Jolly Brolly parasol weapon, with Microsoft Store, Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store customers gaining gain access to the alpha version of the game once a copy has been reserved, while Windows 10 Store users will also gain access to the alpha version when it is available for pre-order this fall.
We Happy Few will cost $50.99 United States dollars when it launches.