Stray gamers on PC are presently dwelling the dream with mods that allow them swap their very own cats into the sport.
The sport’s furry protagonist is an orange tabby whose antics have hypnotized cats the world over. He is partly based mostly on Murtaugh, the cat whose human is without doubt one of the cofounders of developer Blue Twelve – you may learn extra about him and the opposite feline inspiration over on the PlayStation weblog (opens in new tab).
The selection to restrict gamers to the anonymous ginger stray, quite than opening up the ground to character creation, is a deliberate one, however now you can disregard this fully for those who’re on PC.
There are a slew of feline variants over on Nexus Mods (opens in new tab) that’ll allow you to discover the closest match to your individual moggy. So you may step into their lovely little beans and whisk (er) them off on an journey. This Twitter thread (opens in new tab) has rounded up an entire bunch to provide you an concept of what is out there:
stray modders making the playable cat seem like their cat > pic.twitter.com/2Vu7sfhA6cJuly 24, 2022
The way to change the colour of the cat in Stray
Modder Sirgalahad1972 (opens in new tab) is doing plenty of the heavy lifting with these Stray mods. On their mod web page alone you may discover a few totally different black-and-white cats, a Siamese cat, a brown cat, and a crimson cat to call a number of. They’ve even obtained some equipment for those who really feel that your Stray wants a press release piece. There are glasses, an eyepatch, and a jaunty newsboy cap to select from.
Should you’re out there for one thing a bit of bit totally different, there’s additionally a Garfield mod (opens in new tab), and this positively terrifying GTA: San Andreas CJ mod (opens in new tab) that phrases cannot adequately describe.
As soon as you have discovered a clone of your cat on the location, observe the directions on the mods’ web page to swap it in.
Why would not Stray allow you to change the cat’s shade
Chatting with Kotaku (opens in new tab), Stray producer Swann Martin-Raget mentioned the dialog round cat customizsation was a “heated debate.” However in the end it got here all the way down to what the studio was able to, and the narrative of the sport itself.
“We’re a small crew, and production-wise, it was fairly tough to have one thing that actually was on the high quality stage we wished. But additionally … the story is sort of essential for us, and this character – it’s actually his story. So we wished him to be recognizable and distinctive within the sport.”
PS4 and PS5 gamers might be caught experiencing the sport as supposed. Though on the plus aspect, they will play Stray free of charge. However for those who’re on PC, be happy to place Mr. Bigglesworth the Second into the sport and see if he acknowledges himself on the massive display.