An exclusive deal with Google seems to be keeping this one off consoles for a good while.
Fans of the over the top FPS have been waiting a good while now for Serious Sam 4. The game promises a return to the frantic pace of the olden days with boatloads of enemies to mow down. We finally have a time frame for when Sam will be riding back into our lives, and on the platforms you’ll have to wait on.
It was announced by publisher Devolver Digital that the game would be coming August 2020 for both Steam and Stadia. When questioned about the previously announced PS4 and Xbox One versions, the publisher confirmed to Kotaku that those versions were still coming, but apparently “the game is still coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after its period of exclusivity is over with Stadia,” and confirmed that meant they will not arrive until next year.
No word on how long that exclusive window is, but it could be up to a full year based on similar deals with other platform holders. There’s also no mention of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which will be out at the end of this year, but presumably this means the game won’t launch on a console until this exclusive window is over.
Serious Sam 4 will launch for PC and Stadia August 2020, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to follow at unknown time in 2021.