BlueTwelve Studio’s cat-based adventure game Stray has received an ESRB rating for Xbox consoles, suggesting its time as a PlayStation console exclusive could be coming to an end.

As spotted by VGC, the new listing on the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website rates Stray for the Xbox One and Xbox Series, unsurprisingly at the same E10+ rating as the PlayStation and PC versions.

No official announcement has been made by publisher Annapurna Interactive or Microsoft, however, though the ESRB rating an Xbox version certainly suggests it exists. A reveal could come during the June 11 Xbox Games Showcase though, or during the wider Summer Game Fest event for which Annapurna is listed as an official partner.

“This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of a stray cat trying to escape a mysterious city,” read the rating posted to the ESRB website. “From a third-person perspective, players traverse alleyways, rooftops, and rooms while solving puzzles and interacting with robotic inhabitants.

“Players sometimes encounter parasitic blobs/mice-like bots that can attack and kill the cat. Players can access a UV light to defeat the mice-like bots, causing them to explode and emit splashes of coloured liquid.”

In IGN’s 8/10 review we described Stray as “a delightful cat-based platforming adventure” set “in a cyberpunk world worth exploring”.

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