Sometimes you play video games to be a tough warrior wielding swords and performing magic, other times you play to be the fastest racecar driver or most notorious criminal.

And soon, you’ll be able to play to escape from human life and take on the form of a stray cat in a futuristic world.

The new PlayStation game “Stray” lets you do just that. In 2021, the game will be released for PlayStation 5, and the plot sounds like just the type of escapism we look for when we sit down to play video games.

PlayStation describes the plot of “Stray” as, “Lost, alone, and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home.”

The preview gives us just enough information to be intriguing — there’s definitely a bit of a grungy mystery vibe, with the feline protagonist a clear outsider in a high-tech and colorful world full of robots (and noticeably devoid of any humans). What mystery will you solve as this four-legged hero? Will you land on your feet every time? How did the cat end up wearing the backpack in the first place?

These questions and more will hopefully be answered in time, but for now, put this game on your wishlist and check out the preview below:


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