W4 Consoles Gears Up for Launch with W4 Consoles Beta Program

March 18, 2024 by
W4 Games

We're thrilled to share some exciting news: The core functionalities for both Switch and Xbox ports of W4 Consoles are now entering beta. This means you're one step closer to bringing your Godot games to millions of new players on these popular consoles.

To continue to improve the console experience for developers, we're taking the strategic approach to refine the beta through close working relationships with a limited group of studios. 

Introducing the W4 Consoles Beta Program

This exclusive initiative offers access to W4 Consoles closed beta builds, enabling in-depth collaboration, rigorous real-world testing, and a smooth launch for all developers later this year.

Benefits for Our Beta Participants

  • Access Before Wide Release: This is a unique chance to publish with the ports if your launch is in the next 12 months.
  • Deep Collaboration & Feedback: Our technical team will work closely with you to gather comprehensive feedback and refine W4 Consoles for optimal performance. We’ll collaborate with you to help meet console manufacturer certification requirements. 
  • First-Year Discount on Console Ports: Upon W4 Consoles' official release, you'll benefit from a special discount on porting your games to Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 for the entire first year.

Meet Our Partners!

We're excited to welcome the first wave of talented studios to the W4 Consoles Beta Program:

These studios are already working closely with us to refine the beta and pave the way for a smooth launch later this year.

Get into the W4 Consoles Beta

We are seeking studios who plan to launch within twelve months, share a passion for quality, and can commit to 10 hours per month to work closely with our product development team to validate and refine our console ports. Please note that for this program you’ll be required to provide us with your source code: Apply here

Transparency & Staying Involved

We understand transparency is important. While participation in the Beta Program is limited, we encourage you to stay informed about W4 Consoles' development. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates, valuable insights, and best practices throughout the process.

Launch Timing & Playstation 5 Update

The official launch date for the Switch and Xbox platforms has shifted to H2 2024. We'll announce a separate early access program launch date for PlayStation 5 once it's in alpha.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We're committed to your success and look forward to seeing your games shine on consoles with the release of W4 Consoles 1.0 in H2 2024.

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