Oxenfree 2 features Doctor Strange-style portals to other timelines

Oxenfree 2: A screenshot from Oxenfree 2 showing an orange portal being opened with a radio dial above

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, the sequel to the much-loved mind-bending adventure game Oxenfree, has just been shown off once again at the Tribeca Games Showcase during Summer Game Fest. During the extended deep dive into Oxenfree 2, we see plenty of action that’s familiar to those who played the original. However, we also learn more about the new characters and how the radios this time play a time-splitting role in the gameplay.

In Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, your radio can open up portals in time when you match the right frequency, allowing protagonists Riley and Jacob to step through into an alternate timeline. While it isn’t exactly multi-dimensional, and they are summoned with a trusty radio rather than ancient magic, the orange glow of these portals give us big Doctor Strange vibes…

Despite all the great gameplay and the deep dive from a few of the developers, we sadly weren’t treated to a concrete Oxenfree 2 release date.

It had been rumoured that the game would be out in February this year, after a release date was pulled from Oxenfree 2’s PlayStation database listing. However, the game still isn’t in players’ hands, and at the end of the Oxenfree 2 section, all we got was a message reading: “Coming soon”.

While this is disappointing, Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals was definitely a standout at the Tribeca showcase, alongside the likes of As Dusk Falls with its unique art style, and A Plague Tale Requiem.