According to Eurogamer, developer Night School announced on Twitter that the antagonist of the sequel, Signal, had entered the first Oxenfree game via radio waves. Players began to find radio posters teasing the occasion of OxenFree II, which appeared as a set-up for a villain in the sequel.
On September 10, a post was shared saying that further clues would appear in the first game asking the players for help. The day after, it was announced that more signals would appear in the game, asking the players for help. Another patch appeared the day before, with a note that one of the things that entered the radio waves transmitted by the crew had not stopped, and that the indicators had broken the primary oxen free.
Oxenfree received a mysterious Steam update from developer Night School, in which players were asked to report unusual radio signals that could be linked to the next development adventure. In July the first Oxenfree received another mysterious update from Steam. The developer asked players to report anomalous radio signals associated with the sequel. A few days later the game is broken radio waves again but Night School did not stop breaking the original Oxenfree game.
Several new radio connections in the game were discovered by fans, as can be seen in videos posted online. Radio broadcasts offer players the opportunity to discover the villains of the sequel, a collective group known as “Parentage,” as well as a little characterization and background of the group that shows how significant they are and how their actions resonate through the original game.
There are quite a few sequels that bleed into the core game of the original titles. The player begins to discover radio signals that tease the events of the next development adventure of the next few years and serve as a setting for the villains of the sequel called “Parentage”. The original game involved a lot of time travel tricks, so this approach makes sense and suggests that the sequel will be even more powerful when it begins to conquer the events in the original game.
Oxenfree is a signal that we cannot block, no matter how many patch changes we make to the game. It seems that the villain-whore confuses mysterious radio signals with electronics, and the best update to Oxen free has introduced some creepy transmissions that you will hear in various areas in the upcoming sequel. There’s a signal that’s breaking into our system, and we’re not blocking it, The developers said in an update post last week.
Now that there’s more history behind the original game, it’s time to take a look at what’s next. Riley follows as she returns to her hometown of Kemena to investigate a mysterious radio signal. All this is thanks to an update to the game which adds loads of Easter eggs so fans can find and tease the events of the next “development adventure” over the next few years.
One year after Oxenfree started, Alex, Michael, and Clarissa take a trip to Edwards Island, where they spend the day together. The original Oxen Free allowed players to take on the role of Alex, her stepbrother, and a group of friends who ventured to the island to party. Oxenfares’s mysterious Edwards Island won’t make a comeback in the sequel, as Night School was teased in the revealing trailer.
Five years after its release, Night School Studios has updated the original game with a series of new audio teasers based on Villains: Oxenfree II. We delved into the Fourth Wall area to learn more about the upcoming sequel and talk to members of the studio about why they did what they did, why they decided to bridge the games, how it prepared players for the sequel, and more.