Fans of muscle bound dudes in funky hats have something to look forward to for their home console. Following a strong PC release, Victor Vran is making his way onto Playstation 4 and Xbox One. It is unclear at this time just when the alitteratively named monster hunter will be plying his trade in the frightening world of Sony and Microsoft, but he will be receiving both digital and retail releases.
For those unfamiliar with the title, Victor Vran is an isometric action role-playing game and survivor of Steam Early Access, that fancies itself more action than RPG. Victor Vran is the child of independent Bulgarian director Haemimont Games, who’s credits are largely strategy focused games, like Tropico. It is nice to see a smaller development team being rewarded for branching out with such an action focused title, even with an expansion in development.
“Our original vision was to shake up the RPG genre by delivering the first all action role playing game, and the response from press and fans alike has been incredible,” said Haemimon Games CEO Gabriel Dobrev in a press release.
Console ports of popular PC titles aren’t always the best. That’s why I’m happy to see the developers taking this transition seriously. They are promising to build the whole thing from the ground up with a proprietary engine running at a solid 60 frames per second, and includes local two player co-op and online four player co-op. Furthermore, Haemimont seems committed to continued support after release with daily and weekly maps.
This is a pretty tall order and the target date for all these exciting exploits is sometime in early 2017. On top of all that, PC owners should see further announcements relatively soon, which I am guessing involves the Motorhead expansion. If all of this goes as planned then 2017 should be off to a pretty strong start.