An official release date for The Pathless was shared today and not only is it coming out sooner than you might have expected, it’ll be a launch title for PlayStation 5.
No plans to purchase the PS5? No problem! The Pathless will be available on PlayStation 4, PC via the Epic Games Store, and Apple Arcade as well.
Release Date for The Pathless Announced
Developer Giant Squid and publisher Annapurna Interactive announced today that The Pathless will release on Thursday, November 12.
Another big launch is happening on November 12, the PS5, which means that yes, The Pathless counts as a PS5 launch title.
While you'll be able to play the game on PS4, PC, and Apple Arcade, there’s added incentive to checking out The Pathless on PS5.
The game will reportedly run at a steady 60 fps and will work with the haptic feedback of the PS5’s DualSense controller, allowing you to feel things like arrows being shot.
For those unfamiliar with The Pathless, the game is described on the official website as follows:
“From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is a mythic adventure game about an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. Forge a connection with your eagle companion as you hunt corrupted spirits, but be careful not to become the hunted yourself. Explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins, and test your skill in epic battles. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance.”
One interesting element of gameplay in The Pathless is how the team at Giant Squid removed mini maps to encourage players to focus on the world around them and explore.
There will also be no loading screens to pull you out of the immersive experience.
The Pathless is being developed by Giant Squid with Matt Nava at the helm as the game’s Creative Director.
In the past, Matt Nava worked on Giant Squid’s debut game ABZÛ and served as an Art Director at thatgamecompany working on games like Journey.
Speaking of which, composer Austin Wintory is composing the music for The Pathless. If you loved his music in Journey and ABZÛ, we have no doubt you'll enjoy the soundtrack for The Pathless.
With so much talent on board, The Pathless is certainly a game to keep on your radar.
And, if you’re as eager to dive in and play it as we are, the good news is there’s only around a month left to go before the game is released on November 12.
The game will be a launch title for PS5, but you can also play it on PS4, PC (Epic Games Store), and Apple Arcade.