Developer Thomas Happ will reach the end of his victory lap around the game industry when Axiom Verge is released for the Xbox One on September 30. After launching for the PS4 in March 2015, the “MetroidVania” made its way to new platforms like clockwork, ultimately landing on the PC, Vita, and Wii U before its next scheduled stop.
In a post on the game’s official website, Happ reveled in the irony that the Xbox One is the last platform to receive Axiom Verge, as the game began life as an Xbox Live Arcade/Xbox Live Indie Games title:
There’s a certain irony that Xbox One is the last console to get Axiom Verge. When I started development almost 7 years ago, Xbox 360 (in particular, the Xbox Live Indie Games service) was my target platform. Like many indie developers, I vastly underestimated the scope of what the game would eventually become and the time needed to achieve my full vision, and by the time I was ready to launch, the development framework I was using (XNA) was no longer compatible with Xbox’s latest system.
Axiom Verge will be priced at $19.99 on the Xbox One, but fans who purchase it by October 10 will receive a 10% discount.