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High On Life Has Had A Surprise PlayStation Release


In a surprise drop that was only slightly ruined by some trophies and updates appearing on the PlayStation backend early, Squanch Games’ previously-Xbox-exclusive High On Life has arrived on PlayStation.

The absurd sci-fi shooter launched to middling reviews last December but has managed to amass more than 7.5 million players thanks to its inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass library.

On PlayStation, keen fans will have to fork out a not-insignificant $90.95 for the game on the PlayStation Store.

“The fans have spoken. And spoken. And spoken,” revealed Squanch’s studio director, Mike Fridley, at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend.

“We’ve been thrilled with High On Life’s reception since it launched in December. Our PlayStation fans have been slightly less thrilled, which is why we’re so excited to share that it’s coming their way very soon. Like now soon! Thank you for your patience!”

High On Life is also soon to receive a horror-tinged DLC expansion titled High On Knife, which will take players on a new adventure and introduce two new weapons, new enemies and more. While the DLC seems to be omitting any mention of Justin Roland’s star alien weapon, Kenny, following the actor’s domestic violence and abuse chargers and subsequent exit from Squanch Games, it bears warning that the PlayStation version of the base game still heavily features the actor’s voice work.

In our original review of High On Life, we gave the game a 7.5/10 and said “Overall, High On Life is a very competent action-adventure shooter that feels good to play and doesn’t ask for too much of your time. The real consideration will be whether or not its specific brand of humour appeals to you. If it does, I would absolutely urge you give the game a go – it’s available through Game Pass on both Xbox and PC, after all. If the answer is a resounding no, on the other hand, then don’t waste your time. This is Squanch firing on all cylinders and that can be… a lot.”