Sony PS5 platformer Sackboy: A Big Adventure gets a PC release date

Sackboy: A Big Adventure follows Uncharted as the next PC game from Sony

PlayStation logo / Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(Image credit: Sony / Sumo Digital)

Update: Sony has officially confirmed that Sackboy: A Big Adventure will arrive on PC on October 27th, 2022.

The game will support 4K with a target of 120fps, DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) for better graphics performance, VRR and widescreen ratio including 21:9.

Anyone that pre-purchases the game on Steam or the Epic Games Store ahead of its release will get access to four special PlayStation icon costumes and emotes with which to customize your Sackboy: Jin, Sam Porter Bridges, Connor and Deacon St. John.

Original Story: It seems as if another PlayStation 5 exclusive title is headed to PC with a listing for Sackboy: A Big Adventure on the platform fuelling speculation. 

As first spotted on a Steam database (opens in new tab) (via VGC (opens in new tab)),  an image of the game's mascot was uploaded to the database alongside language support in recent days. Sackboy: A Big Adventure was first released on PS5 and PS4 in November 2020, however, it now appears that an announcement for the PC platform is imminent.

This isn't the first time we've heard rumours about the 2.5D platformer on PC. It first appeared on the Steam database in October 2021 under the codename 'Marmalade' – the same name used during the infamous Nvidia leak that revealed numerous unannounced games. Then in June this year, an unknown Reddit user suggested Sackboy: A Big Adventure would arrive after the Uncharted port to PC.

So far, PlayStation Studios has released Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man Remastered and the aforementioned Uncharted collection on PC. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is also scheduled to release on the platform sometime in 2022. 

Developed by Sumo Digital, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a spinoff from the LittleBigPlanet series that received a respectable 79 on Metacritic (opens in new tab). It sees the knitted character sent off on an adventure across "the snowiest mountains, the leafiest jungles, the wettest underwater realms and the spaciest of space colonies" to save his friends from the dastardly Vex. 

Addressing PlayStation's approach to PC, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan previously told GQ (opens in new tab) that: "There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognise the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward." 

He added: "The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make."

In the meantime, Sony finally confirmed that the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will arrive on the platform in October. More recently, a report points to a new PS5 model being in the works for release sometime in 2023 with one major difference from the original launch console. 

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Matthew Forde
Staff Writer

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