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We Happy Few post-launch plans detailed, contains sandbox mode and stories

Updated March 28, 2019: We Happy Few's first expansion called "They Came From Below!" will launch on April 4.

We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternate England, conformity is key. You have to fight or blend in with the drug-using inhabitants to survive.

A few months ago, Compulsion Games — now a part of Microsoft Studios — announced that the game would get a season pass. However, until now we didn't know what was included in it. While the story expansions are part of the We Happy Few: Deluxe Edition, a "Sandbox Mode" is coming to all owners for free. It's set in a world that you can completely customize. For example, you can make the map larger, smaller, more dangerous, or contain less food. This mode will bring back the systemic, sandbox world showcased in the early days of We Happy Few.

This first paid expansion, "Roger & James in: They Came From Below!", follows "Precocious Roger" and "Impetuous James" as they set off on an adventure to find love but uncover bizarre technology and a new threat. The second paid download, "Lightbearer", follows rockstar Nick Lightbearer and his appearance on Uncle Jack's late show. Lastly, "We All Fall Down" is the most enigmatic paid content because it seems like it's about uncovering the history of Wellington Wells and how it got so twisted in the first place.

The sandbox mode and expansions seem like a lot of fun. We can't wait to play them after launch. The season pass is currently only available as part of We Happy Few: Deluxe Edition, but will be available for purchase separately upon launch.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • Is this going in game pass?
  • Nope. Not now at least
  • I believe it will be a GamePass release as Compulsion Games is now a part of Microsoft Studios.
  • Not necessarily. This game is published by Gearbox. The Microsoft purchase does not change publishing relationships and contacts for existing games, so if this happens it would be up to Gearbox to decide.
  • While I have no interest in partaking in the season pass, this game has my curiosity piqued, though I feel any questions surrounding the world should be answered in the base game. Asura’s Wrath caught hell because it withheld key story elements from people who bought the game and instead sold them for extra as bonus chapters. The answer to how Wellington Wells got to be the way it is should be contained within the core game.