may have made headlines most recently
after being acquired by Microsoft
in the publishing and tech-giant's bid to create a stable of first-party developers to build an exclusives portfolio capable of combating both Sony
(the latter can't really be done, let's be honest), but quietly the studio released a little game called RAD
, and it's rocked our world.
Here's a snippet from our review:
There’s a genuine franchise-in-waiting in RAD, but I fear its soft launch and lack of any major marketing, plus its niche setting might see it living out in the wastelands it so expertly portrays. Maybe, however, with Cyberpunk 2077 on its way and with a renewed focus on all things neon, synth and radical, RAD might find a dedicated market. And if I’m Microsoft who now owns Double Fine (and unfortunately I’m not), I’m lookin at this gem with nostalgic yet forward all-seeing eyes, and just how far RAD could actually go.Click here for our full RAD review