Gearbox Publishing has partnered with Compulsion Games to take We Happy Few, the eerie adventure about survival and paranoia, to new heights. On April 13, 2018, We Happy Few will launch worldwide with more content than ever?including a full-length story campaign played as 3 different characters and more than 250 unique encounters?realizing a much grander vision for the game. We Happy Few will be available both digitally and at retail for Xbox One and PC. Compulsion Games continues to retain all creative control over We Happy Few as it evolves from a crowdfunding digital success to a worldwide multiplatform retail launch.
Early Access and Game Preview Program owners of We Happy Few have been able to explore a portion of the procedurally-generated world, collect and craft items, and interact with the Joy-obsessed society of Wellington Wells through stealth, combat and conformity. When the game launches in full with the help of Gearbox Publishing, players will experience how these improved mechanics come together and give rise to 3 protagonists, each with their own reason for giving up artificial happiness.
“Our team was humbled by the initial public reception to We Happy Few, and delighted to have this chance to make it bigger. We’re longtime fans of Borderlands, and we’re excited to be part of a line-up that also includes games like Homeworld and Fortnite. Gearbox believed in us from the very beginning, and we think this partnership will make it possible to create the game that our community expects,” said Guillaume Provost, Studio Head of Compulsion Games.
Preorder your copy of We Happy Few for $60, with a 15% discount at participating retailers, and receive the in-game Jolly Brolly parasol weapon. Early Access and Game Preview Program owners of We Happy Few will receive the full game on April 13, 2018 at no extra cost.
The limited We Happy Few Collector’s Set, priced at $150, contains 1960s-themed goodies like a replica Bobby mask, You Look Smashing Lamp, the We Happy Few soundtrack on vinyl, a Joy alarm clock, and more. It does not include a copy of the game so that Early Access players can purchase it separately.
Apart from that, today marks the release of the major Life in Technicolour update on Steam and Xbox One. Life in Technicolour brings new Joy effects, improved user interface, reworked AI, and more. This is the final major update We Happy Few will receive while in Early Access as Compulsion Games sets its sights on the full release.