The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Delayed to Early 2022; Content-Complete and Preparing for Launch

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 

Crows Crows Crows have announced a delay in the release date for narrative adventure game The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe launches early 2022 for Windows PC, and unannounced consoles.

Developed in joint with the game’s original developers Galactic Cafe, the game promises to expand upon the mind-bending and surreal first-person narrative adventure of The Stanley Parable. While players control the titular Stanley, whether they obey or disobey the narrator can radically change the world around them.

The game was already delayed from 2019 to 2020, then 2021. The new trailer mocks this, but attempts to reassure fans this will be the last delay. Indeed, the trailer states the game’s content is complete, and is preparing to launch on PC and consoles

It is hardly speculation to consider that the initial delays may have been caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent quarantine orders forcing many to work from home. Crows Crows Crows mocked this, with prior delays including parodies of other then-recent delay announcements.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a first person exploration game. It is an expanded re-imagining of the critically acclaimed, award winning indie game The Stanley Parable from 2013.

When a simple-minded individual named Stanley discovers that the co-workers in his office have mysteriously vanished, he sets off to find answers.

You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will have your choices taken from you. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.


What’s New?

Everything that was in the original Stanley Parable is here, preserved just like it was back in 2013. But The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe also dramatically expands the world of the original game with new content, new choices, and new secrets to uncover. The labyrinth has just gotten bigger.

In addition, the game has been visually upgraded to reflect modern technology while faithfully preserving the tone of the original game. Accessibility features have also been added to the game, including localization of in-world text, colorblind options, and content warnings.

And just as before, the impeccable voicework of Kevan Brighting will accompany you every step of the way.


In The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, everything you remember has been recreated, yet it’s different somehow. We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Is Stanley still the same as he was back then? Or is it you who has changed?

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