We Happy Few Devs claim Xbox Game Pass ‘has no negative impact’ on development


In the world of Xbox Game Studios, it can be easy to forget about Compulsion Games, the team behind We Happy Few, who make that list. But it is, and they are working hard on their next title, whatever it may be. Being an original studio, your next game will come to Xbox Game Pass on the first day, which the developer claims to have a “positive” impact on the game.

In an interview translated for Xbox Squad, Compulsion Games head of press relations Naila Hadjas spoke about the acquisition of the studio. When asked if the next game to be integrated into the Xbox Game Pass had an impact on development, Hadjas said yes, but positive.

“Not, no negative impact. Positive, yes. We want as many people as possible to access our games. At We Happy Few, for example, at first we were going to release it only on Steam and, little by little, we added it on ID@Xbox and then on Playstation at the same time. What we really want is for people to be able to play our game. The fact that it’s on the Game Pass means that more people will be able to play it isn’t really a downside. “

The comments echo what other developers have said. In a recent interview with us, the team behind the indie title Replaced said the studios “should seize this opportunity and never look back”.

“The only thing that can negatively impact is when studios make versions on multiple consoles. For example, Xbox One and Series. There are many technical restrictions. It’s a version of the game that must play in both, even if they don’t have the same power. “

As for what is the next Compulsion Games title, everything is very quiet right now. All we know is that it will be a third person game, with a strong emphasis on narrative. Until we learn more, you can play We Happy Few on Xbox Game Pass today, a great option if you’re a fan of games like BioShock.

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