What you need to know
- Wavetale is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on December 12th.
- The third-person action-adventure single-player game originally released as a first on Stadia time exclusive in November 2021.
- Google Stadia will shut down on January 18, 2023, and Stadia players will no longer be able to access their purchased or Stadia Pro titles.
Third-person action-adventure game Wavetale will launch for PC and consoles on December 12, publisher Thunderful Games and developer Zoink Games announced today.
Wavetale originally launched on Google Stadia in a surprise reveal and released on the same day last November. It was a First Stadia title, or time-exclusive, and was scheduled to come to other platforms sometime in 2022. The game will launch on December 12 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo- Switch, and PC via Steam.
The single-player title followed Sigrid, a teenage girl who befriends a shadow that allows her to walk on water, as she explores the open waters to save what’s left of the underwater world. Our review of Wavetale on Stadia called it an “enjoyable surfing adventure” that praised the visuals and movement mechanics, though didn’t provide much of a challenge.
Although it was always expected to be released on other platforms, it will no longer be tied to Stadia, which will shut down on January 18, 2023. Other games exclusive to the service have been a mixed bag when it comes to porting elsewhere.
Arena multiplayer game Outcasters will die when the servers are shut down, while Tequila Works’ GYLT will go multiplatform in 2023 and Q-Games is openly looking for a publisher to port PixelJunk Raiders. Meanwhile, no announcements have been made regarding the future of tinyBuild’s Hello Engineer and Bandai-Namco’s 64-player battle royale Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle.