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Drug-fueled survival game We Happy Few hits retail next spring

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Gearbox Publishing partners with Compulsion Games for 2018 release

We Happy Few
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Compulsion Games’ psychedelic survival game We Happy Few, which has been available in early access form since 2016, will get a retail release next year. The developer and Gearbox Publishing announced today they will release We Happy Few on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 13, 2018.

We Happy Few has been available on Steam Early Access and Xbox One’s Game Preview Program for $29.99. The retail release will cost $59.99, but players who purchased an early access version of We Happy Few will receive the full game at no additional cost.

The retail release of We Happy Few will feature a full-length story campaign, three playable characters and “more than 250 unique encounters,” according to a release.

“Our team was humbled by the initial public reception to We Happy Few, and delighted to have this chance to make it bigger,” said Guillaume Provost, studio head of Compulsion Games, in a statement. “We’re longtime fans of Borderlands, and we’re excited to be part of a line-up that also includes games like Homeworld and Fortnite. Gearbox believed in us from the very beginning, and we think this partnership will make it possible to create the game that our community expects.”

“Compulsion Games has an amazing game vision and it’s an honor for Gearbox Publishing to contribute to the effort,” added Steve Gibson, head of Gearbox Publishing.

Compulsion Games released the “Life in Technicolour” update for We Happy Few today, which adds new Joy effects, an improved user interface, reworked AI and more, according to the company. It’s the final major update for the early access version of We Happy Few.