Stray Multiplayer has us feline excited. Perhaps a cat-based MMORTS next?
Multiplayer Stray Mod Makes Cat-Based Adventures Even More Purrfect
Who would have thought that the most well-received cyberpunk game in recent years would be the one whose protagonist is a housecat? But Annapurna Interactive has done it again, with their painfully cute adventure game, Stray, joining the critically acclaimed ranks of their other titles, including Sayonara Wild Hearts and Telling Lies.
In fact, with the internet's love for cats being as impassioned as it is, it's surprising that more studios haven't capitalized on their own cat-based adventures. As it stands, however, the modding community has already pounced on the opportunity to mold it into an even bigger fan favorite, starting with making Stray multiplayer.
A new multiplayer Stray mod has emerged on Nexus Mods, the same place that recently brought us multiplayer Skyrim. Only instead of having to wait for over a decade before fulfilling our multiplayer dreams, the mod's creator KangieDanie had this one ready to roll out in just a few short days after Stray's release.
Of course, the quick turnaround does mean that the new multiplayer Stray mod is less than purrfect. Although we're more than happy to overlook the odd bug for the privilege of adventuring around with our feline friends in split-screen for free, there are some limitations that players should take note of before downloading.
For instance, the HUD will only be visible to Player One, forcing others to play without it. Plus, level transitions might force other players to get stuck, at which point they will need to return to the main menu and start the new level again. Visual bugs might also crop up, and the mod's creator has admitted that they haven't tested the mod to see if both players can make it to the endgame.
But provided players can overlook these initial teething problems, it's only a matter of time before player feedback and tweaks turn the multiplayer mod into something that the original dev should take note of. Killing bugs along the way is an integral part of any wandering cat's journey, after all.