The Escapists Coming to PS4

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The Escapists Coming to PS4

Hi PlayStation.Blog readers! Here at Team17 Towers we have some really exciting news to share with you guys. We’re thrilled to announce that together with independent developer Mouldy Toof, we’ll be launching the award-winning, sandbox prison escape game The Escapists on PS4.

The Escapists

A strategy game of captive survival and daring schemes, The Escapists gives you the “freedom” to live the life of a prison inmate, plotting and pulling off a daring escape!

Escaping won’t be easy, though. You’ll have to work around the strict prison schedule and avoid the unwanted attention of guards. Craft weapons and tools found (or stolen) from within the prison, but beware of cell shakedowns. Get a job or perform “favors” for your fellow inmates to purchase vital supplies, all while scouting escape routes.

All that stands between you and freedom is a perfectly executed escape plan. It’s Make or Break Time.

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There are 6 unique prisons to escape — from the minimal security of Center Perks to the harsh confines of the Stalag Flucht POW camp. On top of that there are 6 different methods to bust your way out including digging out and prison takeovers!

You’ll need some cash to put your escape plan to action. You can earn those vital funds by choosing one of the 10 prison jobs including Laundry, Janitor, Mail Man, Metal Shop, Kitchen, Wood Work, Tailor, Deliveries, Gardener, and Library work. Or you can even perform favor requests from the other inmates to earn some extra income.

The Escapists

There are more than 200 items in the game to find including 50+ craftable items. Craft tools such as Cutters, Shovels, Sheet Ropes, and weapons such as the Sock Mace, Comb Blade, or Cup of Molten Chocolate!

The Escapists will be coming soon to PS4! Thanks for reading — we’re looking forward to hearing tales of all your escape plans soon!

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  • Sweet! I’ve been hoping for a PlayStation release of this ever since I heard about the game. Also glad to hear Team17 is helping to port it over. Great news to wake up to; thanks for the post!

    • Michael Shillingford

      Thanks Jonny! Crazy excited to bring The Escapists to PS4, can’t wait to see you guys plot your escapes!

  • No love for Vita?

  • You had me at Sock Mace.

  • Love this game ^_^ it’s so much fun to play =))

  • Can you provide any info on the trophy list, or at least whether this will have a platinum trophy?

  • YES! I was hoping this would come to PS4. Can’t wait to play it :-)

  • I’m curious, when is the game planned to be released on Ps4? I have the Escapists on PC but I really want to play it with my Ps4 friends. Is there a planned date on the official release? Or at least an estimated date?

  • this looks absolutely awesome! When can we expect to see this?

  • This game ABSOLUTELY needs to be ported to Vita! It would be perfect for that platform, doing tasks in bite-sized chunks. Almost like a prison version of Animal Crossing! ;). Hope this happens…

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  • Thanks for bringing The Escapists to the PS4, looks like a load of fun! Very unique idea for a game and I’m glad it’s doing so well!

  • That looks pretty damn awesome, though I’ll echo the sentiment that it looks perfect for the Vita.

  • This game looks right at home on the PS Vita. Missed opportunity here if it isn’t ported. The Vita folks are crazy with an unhealthy attach rate.

  • I saw your game at PAX East earlier this year, and I liked it! Glad that his is coming to PS4.

    However, please bring this to PS Vita as well! I’d love to play this on the go (with no internet connection that I could remote play.) ;)

  • Hope you can shoot for Vita at some point!

  • Oh wow. I just remembered The Great Escape on Commodore 64 and now I saw this! Coinkydink?! Looks really great. Will definitely give this a chance!

  • Dont kill me please! This is game is great on the PC and its coming to the PS4? I’m getting so excited!

  • Really looking forward to playing this! I’ve watched SO many Let’s Plays haha :)

  • Awesome! Saw a bit of this streamed for the PC version, and it looked very interesting. Plus, Team 17… come on, they made Worms, they can do no wrong.

  • @GStylez1980 unfortunately not all the time do the developers have the funding to make a PlayStation vita port keep that in mind.

  • I was interested in this game for a while. I am happy for a ps4 release!

  • If it makes a difference, PLEASE port this to the vita. Many gamers have gone mobile exclusive, so it stinks seeing next to nothing coming to the vita. This right here is a title I would pick up for it for sure!

  • I will throw my hat into the “Looks great, will play on Vita,” ring here. Awesome vibe in this game, and I would happily play it on the go.

  • When will it be coming out??!?!?

  • This is by far the cutest game about breaking out of the joint that I have ever seen. Thank you for making it.

  • I played this at some event last year (Day of the Devs, maybe?) and enjoyed it.

    Does the game take advantage of the PS4 hardware/controller somehow? The art style and gameplay were really simple, so it seems like it would be better suited to the Vita’s small screen. I can understand that PS4 means not having to optimize for smaller RAM helps shorten development cycles, but if it doesn’t take advantage of the hardware (motion controls, lossless audio, social integration, multiplayer, …) then the value proposition is a bit low.

    I’m interested to play a demo on PS4, and would be definitely more interested in a Vita version.

    Good luck!

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  • is there going to be a multiplayer?? that would be so epik !!

  • When actually is the release date? So happy it’s for PS4 as well!!!! :) ;(

  • Thank you so much for releasing the escapists on ps4 because I have seen other people play it.It is my favourite game now!

  • Will there be multiplayer if there isn’t add it plz.

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