Three overlooked PlayStation indie games are hitting Xbox and Game Pass in the next few months.
Solar Ash, The Pathless, and Maquette have been released as exclusive consoles for PS5, PS4, and PC over the past few years. And soon Xbox players will be able to get them. This week An interactive presentation of Annapurna (opens in a new tab)It has been revealed that three titles will appear on the Xbox Series X | S, allowing owners of Microsoft’s console to play indie games for the first time.
Maquette and Solar Ash will appear on Xbox Game Pass, and Solar Ash will appear on Xbox, but not as part of the subscription service. While there are no specific dates yet, we have a winter release date for Maquette and Solar Ash. Or in the summer if you’re in the southern hemisphere. Nintendo Switch owners are not left out, Maquette and The Pathless will also appear on the portable console.
While all three games belong to different genres and come from different developers, they have at least one thing in common. Each of them fosters a sense of adventure as you make your way through strange new worlds.
Solar Ash is a space platformer that transports you through the neon heart of a black hole. You will run through levels that break the laws of physics, fight strange creatures and park around the place. It comes from the makers of the beloved indie game Hyper Light Driver, so expect a fair amount of subtle plot.
Meanwhile, Pathless is an expansive mystical adventure. You play the role of a hunter who can perform some really impressive acrobatic maneuvers with his favorite eagle. Its pastel open world and smooth movement are somewhat reminiscent of an indie megahit journey, and the way your character floats in the air is a bit reminiscent of Flower.
Finally, Maquette is an abstract first-person puzzle game that plays with size. Everything from tiny pots to huge towers will change as you progress in the MC Escher-inspired world. Like the two games above, it does get pretty weird at times.
If you don’t like any of them, you can always check out our list of the best indie games for even more recommendations.