Indie title Swapper has sadly been delayed on the Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita. Although the game is currently available on Steam, the PS4, PS3 and Vita version were originally due sometime in June, but will now hit the European PSN store on the 6th of August. North American gamers will have access from the 5th.
Swapper is an atmospheric sci-fi puzzle-platformer, developed by Facepalm Games and it is Curve Studios, who ported other wonderful titles such as Thomas Was Alone, Proteus and Stealth Inc, that are attempting to port the game to Sony consoles.
The game uses Claymation (stop motion animation using clay) and the delay was down to Curve Studios wanting to fully optimise the Claymation technique on the PS3 and PS Vita, even though the PS4 version works perfectly. Curve Studios’ managing director Jason Perkins spoke to Eurogamer and went into further detail;
“The Swapper is our first indie title to really push the limits of the PlayStation 3 and Vita……We’ve been able to really throw the power of the PS4 at the game, but we also want to ensure that when the game comes out, it looks great and runs well at 30 fps on hardware that, in the case of the PlayStation 3, is over seven years old.”
So far there is no price for the Sony version of Swapper but Curve confirmed that anyone who pre-orders the game on PSN will receive a discount.