Long lost PS4 game Rime back on track with new publishing deal, going multi-platform

Thursday, 11 August 2016 04:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Rime is coming, and not just to PS4.

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Rime is set to be published by Grey Box, the publisher arm of Six Foot responsible for Grey Goo and Dreadnought.

According to a press release, Rime “will debut on gaming platforms in 2017”. Notice the plural there, strongly suggesting it’s no longer a PS4 exclusive.

“Additional information about RiME, including gameplay and platform availability details, will be unveiled at the beginning of 2017,” Six Foot said.

Announced at gamescom 2013, Rime is a gorgeously colourful open world adventure which wowed us with a spectacular debut trailer.

Sony was set to publish the PS4 exclusive, orchestrating its gamescom reveal, and in the wake of the conference Microsoft admitted it had made a mistake in passing the gorgeous adventure, which was generating a lot of buzz. Rime then popped up a year later with another wonderful gamescom trailer – and went dark.

Back in October 2015, after more than a year’s silence, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida said Rime was till in development, but by March this year the deal had fallen through – developer Tequilaworks, best known for Deadlight, had reacquired the rights to Rime.

Rime flips switches in my brain marked “Ico”, which is always a good thing – although last time I got excited about those particular buttons I was so disappointed by the end result that I’ve actually forgotten the game’s title, possibly in self-defence.