The trio of unseen PlayStation Indies is coming to Xbox and Game Pass over the next few months.
Solar Ash, The Pathless, and Maquette have all launched as console exclusives over the years on PS5, PS4, as well as PC. And soon, Xbox players will be able to get their hands on them. During this week’s Annapurna Interactive Showcase (opens in new tab)It was revealed that three titles would arrive on the Xbox Series X|S, allowing owners of Microsoft’s console to play indie games for the first time.
Maquette, and Solar Ash will drop on Xbox Game Pass while Solar Ash will be coming to Xbox, not as part of a subscription service. While there are no fixed dates yet, we do have a winter release date window for Maquette and Solar Ash. Or in the summer if you are in the Southern Hemisphere. Not being left out to Nintendo Switch owners, Maquette and The Pathless will be coming to handheld consoles as well.
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While all three games belong to different genres and come from different developers, they share at least one common feature. Each fosters a sense of adventure, as you barrel through strange new worlds.
Solar Ash is a cosmic platformer that sends you through the neon-colored heart of a black hole. You’ll be going through anti-physics levels while battling strange creatures and parked about the place. It comes from the developers behind the beloved Indy Hyper Lite driver, so expect a fair amount of subtle storytelling.
Pathless, meanwhile, is on a massive mystical adventure. It puts you in the place of a hunter who can perform some seriously impressive acrobatic maneuvers with his pet eagle. Its pastel open-world and fluid movement is somewhat about indie megahit travel, and the way your character cruises through the air is reminiscent of Flowers.
In the end, Maquette is an abstract first-person puzzler who plays with shapes. Everything from small pots to large towers will change as you progress through the MC Escher-influenced world. Like the two games above, it gets very awkward at times.
If none of that captures your fancy, you can always check out our list of the best indie games for even more recommendations.