Stanley Parable Developers Poke Fun at Cheaters

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe developers react to players who cheated to unlock some of the game’s more bizarre achievements.

The Stanley Parable is often heralded as one of the most creative indie games ever released. It originally launched in 2013 to critical acclaim and won multiple awards, though it just recently received a proper console release. Now The Stanley Parable is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles, and it comes with some rather extreme achievements that some players have cheated to unlock.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe recently released for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X with some new content to check out and plenty of bizarre achievements to unlock. Some of the achievements in The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe are joke achievements that the game practically gives away for free, but there are other achievements that are going to be extremely tedious and/or time-consuming for players to unlock legitimately.


One of the most notorious achievements in The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is Super Go Outside, which asks players not to play the game for 10 years real-world time. This means that the first time that players can unlock the Super Go Outside achievement in The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe legitimately is 2032 at a minimum, but some players have managed to unlock it through other means, like changing the date on their consoles.

Crows Crows Crows, the developer and publisher of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, responded to cheaters on Twitter. “You cheated not only the game, but yourself. You didn’t grow. You didn’t improve. You took a shortcut and gained nothing. You experienced a hollow victory. Nothing was risked and nothing was gained. It’s sad that you don’t know the difference.” While some of the people responding to the tweet are taking it seriously, it’s in line with The Stanley Parable‘s sense of humor and is most likely just the developers poking fun at those who decided to cheat to unlock the achievement instead of waiting 10 years. After all, the tweet itself is just a copy of a famous meme where a Twitter user criticized a video game journalist for cheating to beat Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

A main component of The Stanley Parable is player choice. Players are given orders by The Stanley Parable‘s narrator, and they can choose to listen to those demands or go off the beaten path, with the game changing accordingly. It actually fits with the spirit of the game for players to ignore the rules and cheat to unlock the achievement, though it may annoy purists who plan on actually waiting 10 years to get the achievement through legitimate methods.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Source: Gamerant

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