The highly-rated sequel to the popular indie game Oxenfree, Oxenfree 2, has been released on PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation. However, the game will not be released on Xbox. In this news we’ll be covering about why Oxenfree 2 is not on Xbox.
The reason for this is not clear, but some have speculated that Netflix, which acquired the Oxenfree IP in 2021, may have wanted to avoid the game being swallowed up by Game Pass, as so many other releases have. Others have suggested that it may simply be a timing issue, and that the game was not ready to be released on Xbox at the time of launch.
Our critic described it as follows:
“It takes all the best parts of the original and builds upon it, providing a near-perfect gaming experience where it feels like each one of your choices has consequences. The characters are all charming, the setting is atmospheric, and the game is also very pretty to look at. If the first Oxenfree is about accepting the loss of innocence Oxenfree 2 is all about growing up.”
Whatever the reason, the decision to not release Oxenfree 2 on Xbox will be disappointing to some fans. The original game was a critical and commercial success, and the sequel has been met with similarly positive reviews. However, it is clear that Netflix is taking a different approach to the Oxenfree IP, and that may mean that some fans will be left out in the cold.
Oxenfree 2 is a narrative adventure game that follows the story of Riley, who returns to her hometown five years after the events of the first game. The game has been praised for its strong writing, characters, and atmosphere. It has a Metacritic score of 88, making it one of the highest-rated games of the year.
Netflix has not announced any plans to release Oxenfree 2 on Xbox in the future. This has led to some fans expressing their disappointment on social media. Some fans have said that they will not be subscribing to Netflix because of this decision. Others have said that they will simply wait until the game is released on other platforms.
It is unclear what the long-term impact of this decision will be. However, it is clear that it has already caused some disappointment among fans of the Oxenfree series.
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