Away: The Survival Series is coming to PlayStation 5 late summer

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Away: The Survival Series is coming to PlayStation 5 late summer

New Photo Mode, playable creatures, and nature documentary narration mode announced.

 Climb, leap, and glide your way through this playable documentary in Away: The Survival Series, coming to PS5 late summer (also confirmed for PS4). Now with Photo Mode and new playable characters (praying mantis now officially confirmed)!

In this story-driven adventure set in a distant future, you’ll play as a young sugar glider as he embarks on a perilous journey through the wilderness to save his family. Will you succeed in tracking them through a world where disasters threaten the survival of every species on the planet?

Nature is your obstacle course

Do as the sugar gliders do! You’ll be able to explore on ground and by air. Glide your way through lush forests as you thread between branches. Don’t forget to dodge and barrel roll to avoid trouble!

Play a nature documentary

As you navigate this living, breathing world, your adventures will be narrated just like your favourite nature documentaries. Our team spent a lot of time researching various flora and fauna to ensure all the information shared by our narrator is accurate – learn about the plants and animals inhabiting each strange new ecosystem as you explore their diverse terrain. 

Our narrative team consisted of our voice-over actor, Andrew Robinson, and our scriptwriter, Cecily Walter. Cecily did a wonderful job perfecting the tone of our narrator — who himself is a key player in Away’s overarching story —  and Andrew brought him to life with his natural instinct for voicing nature documentaries.

Never before seen Photo Mode

We are excited to officially announce that Away will include Photo Mode! Freeze the sugar glider anywhere and move the camera while the rest of the world continues in ambient motion.

Photography fans are sure to be pleased with a comprehensive settings including depth-of-field sliders and filters to ensure you get that perfect shot.

Play as other animals, including a praying mantis

As you navigate the world, you’ll encounter many creatures; some friendly, others…not so much! In Away, you’ll get the chance to explore the world from a different view and play as some of those critters and their unique abilities. Hop along as a frog and surprise your prey with a long range tongue attack! Crawl around as a beetle and infiltrate an abandoned structure to learn more about this strange new world. Even flutter from tree to tree as a praying mantis! You’ll also be able to play as a salamander, beetle, frog, spider, scorpion and many others. 

Stalk your prey—and eat it too

Everyone’s got to eat! A famished sugar glider can’t glide and that’s when the hunt begins. Quietly stalk your prey from behind the grass or embark on a chase to catch small animals and insects to replenish your energy. 

Face formidable foes


Sometimes, the hunter becomes the hunted. This little glider will encounter all manner of predators. In the coral snake boss battle, your quick actions will determine whether or not he makes it out alive.

You’ll have to be quick. When this great foe performs a long range attack, you’ll have to dodge at just the right time to perform a counter attack while he’s still stunned. If you manage to avoid his deadly attacks you’ll exhaust and overcome this great predator.

PS5 offers the most immersive experience

The PS5 version of the game supports our highest graphical setting, Documentary Experience. It leverages the PS5’s impressive specs to highlight every detail of a world designed to live and breathe and truly brings it to life.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more about Away: The Survival Series ahead of its launch on PS5 and PS4 later this summer.

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  • Is it cross-buy? What about those of us who backed it and chose PS4 as our platform? Can we switch to PS5 if it isn’t cross-buy?

    • Check your email, I got a Kickstarter update giving the option to change your requested format from PS4 or PC to PS5, just a brief form to fill out.

    • I’m thinking it wouldn’t be necessary to change from the PS4 version, since cross-buy isn’t really a thing anymore, and Sony automatically gives you the PS5 version (if it exists) of anything you own on PS4…

    • @Chekov74 “Sony automatically gives you the PS5 version (if it exists) of anything you own on PS4…”

      That is just completely not true. You are misinformed. It’s up to the publisher, and if they don’t want to provide a free upgrade you may have to pay an upgrade fee, or they may not have an upgrade at all, forcing you to just buy the PS5 version. What you may be thinking is that you can just play the PS4 version on your PS5, and that would be true, but it’s still the PS4 version, identical to the experience you’d have on PS4 except probably faster loading times.

  • 3D audio? Haptics and triggers?

  • off topic it would be nice if we can get we saaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Super Robot Wars 30 to PS4?

  • Great idea for a game.

  • Been waiting a long time for this.

    Hopefully it turns out good, unlike Afrika on PS3 which was hyped up before launch and never saw the light of day in the UK, turned out to be nothing more than a boring photography sim.

  • You sure you want to stick to that time frame? #Delayed

  • Very interesting project, looking forward to checking it out.

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  • goldenboy_finlay

    I’ve been following this game for a few years now, very excited to hear it’s coming to ps5!

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