Publisher Sold Out has recently confirmed it has partnered up with Metronomik to release No Straight Roads, its new music-based, action-adventure game. Releasing in 2020, the game will be available digitally for PC, and both digitally and physically on PlayStation 4.
Metronomik was founded by Malaysian cousins Wan Hazmer and Daim Dziauddi, both of whom are industry veterans with Triple-A development experience. Hazmer was lead game designer of Final Fantasy XV, whilst Daim Dziauddin was a concept artist for Street Fighter V. The studio name is inspired by the term ‘metronome’ which “represents the steady beat of life and the studio’s love of music”.
No Straight Roads has already won awards for the game, including Best Indie Project at the 2019 Unreal Open Day in Shanghai and Best Audio at the 2019 Taipei Game Show.
“Partnering with Sold Out has given us the opportunity to turn the volume up to 11 on No Straight Roads, and we’re thrilled to also release a physical edition,” said Wan Hazmer, CEO of Metronomik. “Pushing the game to early 2020 wasn’t an easy decision, but the extra time will let us fully deliver on our vision for No Straight Roads while sticking to our studio’s core values of providing a friendly, healthy workplace. We’re so proud of everyone on the team for what they’ve achieved so far, and we can’t wait to bring Vinyl City to life…!”
“Excuse the pun but No Straight Roads immediately struck a chord with us and we’re really excited to be working with Metronomik to release the game around the world,” said Garry Williams, CEO of Sold Out. “It’s a genuinely unique title. It’s loud and in-your-face with some fresh gameplay mechanics, bringing back memories of games like Jet Set Radio while delivering something new and innovative.”
Sold Out – which has previously worked with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments, and other indie developers – also recently released pet sim Little Friends Dogs & Cats on Nintendo Switch, and confirmed it has partnered with Bohemia Interactive to release the boxed versions of DayZ on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. “We’re so excited to be bringing the PS4 & Xbox One versions of DayZ to physical retail following its phenomenal success digitally. Survival games don’t get much more intense than this,” Williams said.