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We Happy Few Is Getting a Full-Fledged Retail Release Next Year

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We Happy Few is a bizarre tale of drug-induced happiness and other strange dealings in an alternative ‘60s England. It’s been available in Steam Early Access and GOG for some time now, but next week it’s finally going to be out for fun release. Gearbox Publishing has announced that it’ll be touching down as a full retail version on April 13, 2018 as its newest trailer attests. It’ll also be going up from $30 to $60.

If you snagged the game before the price increase was announced, you’ll get the standard version of the game as well as the Jolly Brolly parasol meant as a preorder bonus. Kickstarter backers from the original project will get plenty of swag as well, but the price hike may end up being a frustration for some potential buyers.


Developer Compulsion Games has stated that it has gone great lengths to add more content to the game to reflect the uptick in price, and that’s why the game has stayed in its early access form as long as it has. Additional rewrites, quality changes and other tweaks have been made to ensure fans feel as though they’re getting what they’re paying for.

Still, it might be tough to swallow the fact that the game has doubled in price since its original inception, so if you’re looking to play the game and didn’t already purchase it, you might be better served waiting until you can see what all’s been added and what’s still to come before taking the plunge.

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