Limbo, the popular 2D puzzle platformer, may be heading to an Xbox One release according to the Korean Game Rating Board. The site for the rating board has classified the game suggesting that the game will see a release on Microsoft’s console in the near future. Both the developer behind the game and Microsoft have made no announcement about a release of the game on next generation consoles and a spokesperson declined to comment when asked about the classification by GameSpot.
Limbo originally launched for the Xbox 360 in July of 2010. It received widespread critical claim and was a huge success for first time developers Playdead, earning over $7 million from the Xbox Live Arcade release alone. The platformer was later ported to other systems, including the PlayStation 3, Steam, iOS, PlayStation Vita and OnLive. It saw players take control of a small boy as they travelled through an eerie world as he tries to find his missing sister. The black and white art style and dark themes were accompanied by challenging puzzles that were designed to be beaten by what Playdead called “trial by death”.
A spiritual successor to Limbo titled Inside, is currently under development by Playdead and is expected to release on the Xbox One as a timed-exclusive in the first half of 2015 before later releasing on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A trailer for the game shares some similarities with Limbo, such as the platforming sections and the monotone visuals. If Limbo is making its way to Xbox One it could be a strategy by the developer and Microsoft to drive hype for Inside, with a release date near the launch of the new game.