The issue is that not all platform will receive the Croatian dev team Croteam‘s game simultaneously.
Serious Sam 4‘s publisher, Devolver Digital, won’t make the game full-price first on PC (Steam) and Google Stadia, and it will cost 40 dollars. The Deluxe Edition, which cost 50, will also include a digital art book, the digital soundtrack, and the Tommy Gun classic weapon skin. Devolver Digital also told Kotaku that Serious Sam 4 „is still coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after its period of exclusivity is over with Stadia,” but the console ports won’t happen until 2021.
„Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental’s hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam “Serious” Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos. Croteam returns with a high-powered prequel to the Serious Sam series that scales up chaos to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped by putting an unstoppable arsenal up against an unimaginable number of enemies that requires players to circle-strafe and backpedal-blast their way out of impossible situations.
[…] The iconic cast of alien invaders returns with some new reinforcements! Fight your way through unbelievable numbers of Mental’s minions including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies and towering monsters like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard-hitting Zealot, and more. […] Lay waste to Mental’s Horde using the powerful double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the powerful chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher, and the mighty laser beam of death.
Smash through the action-packed campaign with friends in four-player online co-op mode! Tackle exciting primary missions and thrilling side quests in modified difficulties for an extra challenge. Serious Sam 4 unleashes some of the biggest moments in the series’ history with the new Legion System and battlefields teeming with thousands of enemies!”, the game’s Steam page says.
So Serious Sam 4 (Serious Sam 4: Badass Planet, to be exact, although not even Steam uses this title) is out in August on Steam and Google Stadia, while the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have to wait until 2021. Until then, you can catch up with the franchise, as it has a sale on Steam with titles having up to 90% discount.
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