Stoic and Versus Evil have announced today that their Viking-themed RPG title The Banner Saga will be coming to home consoles next month.
The Banner Saga will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 12, with the Xbox One version being published through the ID@Xbox program. The single player campaign of The Banner Saga was initially released on PC back in January 2014, with a free-to-play incarnation releasing beforehand in February 2013.
“We have been working on porting Banner Saga to consoles for some time” said John Watson, founder and technical director at Stoic. “Porting the game certainly presented technical challenges that we needed to overcome, and gave us an opportunity to redesign the user experience for console controllers. We have managed to merge the story and gameplay from Banner Saga with a refined controller interface to make it a very enjoyable console gaming experience.”
“Launching the Banner Saga on next gen consoles is a huge step forward for Stoic and the brand” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “With this latest achievement, the Stoic team is able to work on more platforms and reach more customers with its games and technology. This is not a small thing to consider for such a small team. Looking ahead at what this could mean for Banner Saga 2 gets really exciting.”
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