Console nominated for Xbox Losing Award exclusive to PlayStation and Nintendo next week

Xbox loses a nominated console-exclusive game to PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch next week, or more specifically, four days from now on January 25. In 2021 Xbox released two huge console exclusive games in the form of Infinite Halo and Forza Horizon 5. While this pair of games are the Xbox 2021 console exclusives everyone knows about, they weren’t the only brand exclusives for the brand last year. In 2021, The artistic escape was released through PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X, and now it’s finally coming to the aforementioned PlayStation and Nintendo consoles.

Developed by Beethoven & Dinosaur and published by Annapurna Interactive — the latter best known for games like What Remains of Edith Finch, Outer Wildlands, donut county, and The pathlessThe artistic escape originally released September 9, 2021 at 80 on Metacritic. It’s unclear how the game sold, but at the end of the year it was nominated for Best Art Direction, Best Debut Indie Game, and Best Score & Music at The Game Awards 2021.

Below you can read more about the game and also check out a recent trailer:

“On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti wrestles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination,” reads an official play text. “Francis, a teenage prodigy guitar, embarks on a psychedelic, multi-dimensional journey to inspire his stage persona.”

On PlayStation and Nintendo consoles, the game will cost $20, as it will on Xbox and PC consoles. At the time of publication, there’s no word of a retail release, and given that a retail release didn’t happen in September when the game was originally released, there’s no reason to expect this trio of ports to get physical editions.

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