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Don't Starve coming to PS Plus in January

Klei Entertainment's Don't Starve will be free through PlayStation Plus when the game launches on PlayStation 4 in January, Klei Entertainment told Polygon today.

During a PS4 launch event in New York City this week, Klei's Matthew Marteinsson said the game would be added to Sony's library of games early next year, though a specific date currently isn't locked down. He added that while Remote Play is supported with the PlayStation Vita, there is no dedicated Vita version in development.

"We're exploring Vita," Marteinsson said. "But we're not making any announcements about it just yet. It's not ruled out — but there's nothing official."

Don't Starve doesn't use many of the DualShock 4 controller's new features, which Marteinsson explained was because the team didn't want to simply use these elements just because they were there. Players can use the center touchpad to call up the world map, however; one click will call up and close the world map, while the DualShock 4 triggers can be used to zoom in and out.

Marteinsson said porting the Windows PC version of Don't Starve over to PS4 was a simple task, but the move was a strategic one in terms of the title's audience. Klei felt bringing the game to console was a good way to introduce it to the next generation of console gamers — gamers that may not have or play PC games. He added that Sony approached them to bring Don't Starve to consoles after its first success on PC.

Check out Polygon's review of the survival sim here.