The game, which we already reviewed here, is not coming to consoles as previously planned.
Microids released Syberia: The World Before on PC on March 18 (Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store), after some delay, and the console ports were planned to arrive in 2022. However, it will only partially happen, as the French company has been considering making the ports happen. Not everyone will be happy with Microids’ new plans.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series will be the first to receive the new Syberia game. Microids has announced that consoles released in 2020 will receive the legacy of Benoit Sokal (the creator of Syberia has sadly passed away) on their second birthday, with ports coming in November. However, the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch will have to wait a little longer, as the ports for these platforms will not arrive until 2023…
Here’s Microids’ overview: “Vaghen, 1937: Dana Roze is a 17-year-old girl beginning a brilliant career as a pianist. However, shadows begin to appear over her future as the fascist threat of the Brown Shadow hangs over Europe at the dawn of the Second World War. Taiga, 2004: Kate Walker survives as best she can in the salt mine where she has been imprisoned when a tragic event propels her into a new adventure in search of her identity. Set off on an adventure across continents and through time. Play as both Kate Walker and Dana Roze as you get to the bottom of mysteries that have remained buried for too long. Explore the fantastic and poetic world of Benoit Sokal, with its breathtaking sceneries and iconic characters. Unveil a mysterious plot sprinkled with puzzles in the traditional Syberia fashion! Discover two captivating stories with incredibly high stakes written by Benoît Sokal and Lucas Lagravette. Allow yourself to be transported by the symphonic soundtrack composed by Inon Zur (Syberia 3, Fallout, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia).”
So Syberia: The World Before is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series in November, followed by the ports for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch sometime during 2023.