Jackbox Games, creators of the infamous The Jackbox Party Packs and You Don’t Know Jack video games have confirmed the release of The Jackbox Party Pack 8 for this fall. Like the packs released before it, the next entry in the series will feature five different game types, and signature “phones-as-controllers and audience play-along capabilities”.
The game was announced through a blog post on the developer’s website, written by Jackbox Games’ Marketing Director, Brooke Hofer.
While the post doesn’t give a specific list of consoles the game will be released for, it does say “The Jackbox Party Pack 8 will be available on the same platforms that our prior packs are currently available on.” The most recent entry in the series, The Jackbox Party Pack 7, is available on PC (through Steam, and Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One (Xbox Series X Enhanced), Nintendo Switch, Apple TV, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Mac, Linux, and Android. So, it stands to reason that it will at the very least be released on all of these platforms as well.
According to Hofer, Jackbox Games will be ready to announce the first game in the pack sometime before the end of May, if not sooner. After that, the rest of the games will be announced over the coming months throughout the summer.
In a quick and quirky FAQ, Hofer addresses the question as to when the game will be released with the following response:
“Because we have an ambitious production cycle and release a new title every year, we often don’t know the release date until fairly soon before launch. Usually September! We promise that we’re not being cagey, we just have to make sure that we’re in good shape with our submission process across so many platforms first.”
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