Get excited CATAN fans because CATAN is making the transition to console. CATAN – Console Edition, releasing on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in 2023. This console version brings the massively popular board game to life. With features that expand on the 27-year-old classic’s success. CATAN – Console Edition includes highly detailed tiles that will immerse players on the island of CATAN, a new way for players to play locally from the couch with up to four friends, and a multiplayer mode to play with fellow Catanians all over the world.
The promise of CATAN – Console Edition
A promise has been made. No two games will be the same. Players can enjoy different layouts in the terrain with variable board setups. Whether it’s towering mountains, bustling pastures, or thriving forests, every game will look and feel different. Catanians will be moving around the board, sheep will be grazing in the fields, and boats will be floating at the docks. All of this contributes to an experience unique to CATAN – Console Edition.
“We’ve collaborated closely with Nomad Games and CATAN to provide players with an authentic experience unlike any other.” “We tried to pay attention to the little details, like the bunting that decorates the longest road or the little chimney when someone builds a city; each part of the game has been carefully designed to bring the board to life,” Natalie Dodd, Studio Producer at Dovetail Games, said. “The ability to play locally with friends is a novel and exciting addition.” Players can track cards using their phones, which eliminates the risk of other players seeing your resources. We can’t wait to show everyone this fantastic feature!”
CATAN – Console Edition features multiplayer as well as a ranking system. Matchmaking can be done with friends or against other players from all over the world. Gather resources, construct settlements throughout CATAN, and become the winning Catanian to advance in rank. The multiplayer ranking system will try to match players together based on skill level and will update at the end of each game.
Having played the original CATAN board game I am fascinated to see what this will bring to the gaming landscape. Will CATAN forge a new path for tabletop games to make the transition? Or will it crash and burn showing that not everything can be adapted? I hope the former but you never know these days. We’ll just have to wait and see.