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Is Dark and Darker coming to PS5 and PS4?

If you're looking for a hardcore hack-and-slash FPS, we have everything you need to know about whether Dark and Darker is releasing on PS5 and PS4 right here.

Dark and Darker PS5 release: an image of an archer from the FPS game

Is Dark and Darker coming to PlayStation? Could you see Dark and Darker on PS4 or Dark and Darker on PS5 sometime soon? Well, this first-person medieval adventure game invites you to explore dangerous dungeons, hopefully filled with treasure, and battle against any number of dangers lurking within. The Dark and Darker PC playtests are proving popular, so we’re here to talk about whether this upcoming release is console bound. If you like your swords, this might just be the best FPS game for you – not to get your hopes up too much.

Is Dark and Darker coming to PS5, PS4?

While specifically unconfirmed, Dark and Darker may release on PS4 and PS5 consoles after a statement made by developer Ironmace games claims that bringing the game to consoles is part of their plans. This will only happen after the PC version is released, and no timeline has been specified.

We know this isn’t the best news, but it’s reassuring to know that Ironmace Games has commented on a console release – and that it is in the works, sort of. For now, though, we just don’t know how long it will take. The PC version is due at the end of 2023, so you’re going to have to wait a little bit to find out more.

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Dark and Darker story

In Dark and Darker, you’re invited to explore a trail of dangerous dungeons and close catacombs in search of treasure. Based on any number of classic fantasy tales, this is a medieval game where glory and riches await those bold enough to explore. It’s a dungeon-crawler, so comparisons to tabletop games like Dunegons and Dragons are easy to make. However, this should suit players unfamiliar with that level of role-playing, too.

Your adventure in Dark and Darker begins in a tavern, where you can prepare your equipment and all the items you may need to survive. Once you’re inside the dungeon, you – or you and your party – must dive further into the place, opening doors, and checking rooms hoping to find a chest full of gold coins and shiny armour. There are, however, many dangers around that you must always be prepared for!

Skeletons may come out of the ground when you get near treasure to wipe your party or a giant troll might be blocking a door in a very small room. You will also battle against time and try to escape from the dungeon before the dark swarm gets your soul.

Dark and Darker PS5 Release: A player can be seen with an axe

Dark and Darker gameplay

From what we can tell, Dark and Darker is a PvPvE FPS game – a little like Escape From Tarkov with swords. With a traditional class system in place, of which you can choose to play as a Fighter, Wizard, Ranger, Barbarian, Cleric, or Rogue, you’ll team up with other adventurers and fight for treasure. Even though these classes differ somewhat with one another, you should find common ground in the weapons you can use. Although, they are designed to feel more realistic than an arcade hack-and-slash. So, it might take you a moment to get used to them.

Now, the main goal in every match is to find treasures as players explore the dungeon and escape alive. To make players’ lives difficult and prevent them from keeping their pockets full of gold, Dark and Darker dungeons are filled with creatures that can easily kill them. If this wasn’t enough, there is also the PvP factor, making every player in a match a potential threat.

Dark and Darker PS5 Release: An inventory screen can be seen

Last but not least, Dark and Darker pushes players to confront these many dangers with a system of safe zones similar to the rings, like what games such as Fortnite and the other best battle royale games have. Thus going further into the dungeon is their only option. If players survive until they find a portal, then they can get out of the dungeon, ensuring every piece of loot found during the run is kept. Doing so, allows players to sell the treasures to cover the expenses with healing items and better pieces of equipment which is key to progress in the game.

That covers everything we know about if Dark and Darker is coming to PS4 and PS5. In case you want to know more about other console games until Dark and Darker is officially released to consoles, be sure to check our best PS5 games and best Xbox Series X games.