Viking-themed role playing video game The Banner Saga will arrive on Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft Xbox One on Jan. 12.
Stoic, the developer of The Banner Saga, released the game for Android, iOS, OS X, Linux and Windows in January 2014 and it will be two years that the game is being ported to other gaming consoles.
Stoic has been working to bring the game to PlayStation and Xbox for quite some time. However, it is not just about bringing the game to other platforms and the developer has to redesign the entire user experience best suited for individual gaming consoles.
John Watson, the founder and technical director of Stoic, says that porting The Banner Saga to other platforms was very challenging; however, the company can now release the game for PS4 and Xbox One.
"We have managed to merge the story and gameplay from Banner Saga with a refined controller interface to make it a very enjoyable console gaming experience," says Watson.
According to the PlayStation blog, the game will be available in a number of languages to enhance the gaming experience for gamers in localized areas.
"We're also pleased to announce that the game is localized in French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Italian languages. We're eager for people to experience this epic Viking tale around the world, and we can't wait for you to begin your saga on January 12th, 2016," per the PlayStation blog.
The game is still to be ported to PlayStation Vita. In a Stoic Studio blog, Watson revealed that the company wanted to release the game to PlayStation Vita also. Stoic also hired a company that was responsible for porting the game to PS4, Xbox One and PlayStation Vita. The company proceeded well in the project but due to internal issues it folded and all the work was left stand still.
Stoic hired another company that started the porting work in August 2015. However, Stoic gave priority to PS4 and Xbox One.
"The side effect of this is that we have had to put the Playstation Vita port on the back burner. I have been excited about the Vita port since day one, and I would love to see the Banner Saga running on my own Vita," said Watson.
The release date of The Banner Saga on PlayStation Vita remains unknown for now.
Check out The Banner Saga launch trailer.