MidBoss announces the new PS4 release date for its inclusive, cyberpunk adventure game, Read Only Memories. The developer also stresses that it hasn’t “given up” on the PS Vita version of the game.
The PS4 and PS Vita versions of Read Only Memories were previously delayed due to “hiccups” in the certification process.
Read Only Memories PS4 Release Date
In an update on the game’s Kickstarter page, MidBoss reveals that Read Only Memories will be available on PS4 from January 17 as 2064: Read Only Memories. “Everything is in place and ready to go,” says the developer, meaning that the PS4 version of the game is in no risk of being delayed again.
MidBoss also says that the PC version of Read Only Memories will get a free update on January 17 too. This update will upgrade the original version of the game to the 2064 version, which includes voice acting from the likes of Zoe Quinn and Jim Sterling, along with “new puzzles, new writing, and a bunch of new surprises.”
As for the PS Vita of the game, MidBoss explains that it hasn’t “given up” on bringing the game to Sony’s handheld as “most of us are actually big Vita fans” and “we really want to make it onto the platform.” It has been harder to bring the game to the PS Vita than “initially expected,” though, and so while the developer continues to work on it, “there’s no launch date in the upcoming future.”
Interestingly, the Kickstarter update also mentions that MidBoss is looking to port Read Only Memories to “other platforms” as well. It’s unclear which platforms it’s referring to specifically but many will no doubt have their fingers crossed for a Nintendo Switch version of the game.
If Read Only Memories, which features LGBTQ characters, non-binary characters, characters of colour (MidBoss has “worked hard to find people of colour and transgender actors to be representative of the characters of the game,” says a press release) and lets players choose their own pronouns, was announced for the Nintendo Switch, it would be the most inclusive game confirmed for the new Nintendo platform thus far.
We’ve reached out to MidBoss representatives to find out if a Switch version is a go, so we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything.