SUPERHOT shoot-dodging its way to Xbox One

Superhot is both the Matrix videogame we’ve dreamt of (naturally, whilst cradled in our biomechanical nutrient pods) and the best argument yet for the Oculus Rift.

Meditative may be a stretch. Superhot is a pensive shooter. It slows you down. Like For Each Our Roads of Winter, Superhot invites you to take a moment, breath, and consider. It is not just running and gunning but doing so with the clarity of a Piet Mondrian painting. Its stark colors and minimalist architecture have certainly got us anxious to get our hands on it. Oh…and the katana.

Now it’s poised to bring its time-bending gospel to Xbox One first. Playstation later, one assumes, but as part of Microsoft’s renewed focus on independent games the company has secured exclusivity. ID@Xbox apparently has hundreds of games in the pipeline but for now, SuperhotCupheadMassive Chalice, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime are among the 25 titles announced yesterday at Gamescom.

Though it’s had a somewhat beleaguered history the announcement seems to give ID@Xbox a very solid slate of games, one that we’re certainly going to keep an eye on.

Of course, if you have a PC the bullet-dodging De Stijl-em-up will be out June 2015 with no fuss.