The Fishing and Marine Industry Daily News Feed

Expansive Worlds’ Call Of The Wild: The Angler Heads To console On August 30

Expansive Worlds has announced that their open world fishing game Call of the Wild: The Angler releases on console platforms tomorrow, August 30.

Stockholm – Expansive Worlds has announced that their open world fishing game Call of the Wild: The Angler releases on console platforms tomorrow, August 30. Featuring a unique and approachable open world, teeming with fishing spots and beautiful natural terrain to explore, the game targets 60 FPS on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and 30 FPS on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S. It will also be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass for PC.  

Watch the developer diary:

Call of the Wild: The Angler takes players on a journey to discover the great outdoors and become a master angler, and we’re delighted to be able to bring the game to players across all current PlayStation and Xbox consoles. And, they’ll be able to fish together, no matter their chosen platform, with full cross-play support” said Samuel Peterson, Managing Director, Expansive Worlds.

“Much like theHunter: Call of the Wild, our goal for The Angler has been to work closely with our players to develop new features and content based on their feedback. Over the last year since the launch of The Angler on PC, we’ve continued to roll out updates to the game and look forward to evolving the game further, alongside our wonderful community.”

On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, players can choose between Performance or Quality mode in the game settings, favoring an increased frame-rate or graphical quality and resolution. Improvements have also been made to controller rumble and haptics so that console gamers will be able to truly immerse themselves.

Further enhancing the fishing experience for all players is the recent Evolution Update, which contained a large number of improvements and features. This free new update, which was released August 16 for PC platforms, introduced a redesigned tutorial, the first phase of the overhauled progression system, improved rumble and haptics, eight new fish species in the Golden Ridge Reserve, and quality of life updates.

Call of the Wild: The Angler – Key features:

  • Explore the great outdoors – Enjoy the experience of fishing in a vast open world on your own or with up to 11 friends in online cross-platform co-op multiplayer. Engage in a variety of fishing activities and find tranquil escape from everyday life as you explore endless waterways and breathtaking nature.
  • Find the catch of a lifetime – Catch a range of diverse fish species, from small to legendary heavyweights. Each type of fish has its own unique behavior and characteristics and will require you to find them in their habitat. Experiment with different baits and lures and feel the excitement of catching a rare fish.
  • Become a master angler – Improve your fishing knowledge by mastering different techniques and tools. Create your own angler and customize their appearance to match your style. Complete challenges to earn rewards and uncover the open world through story missions.
  • Join a friendly community – The team will continue to deliver new features, content, and updates directly inspired by player feedback.

Call of the Wild: The Angler launches August 30 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, and Game Pass for PC. The Launch Edition and Deluxe Edition will also be available to purchase.

Mauritz Carlström
Communications Manager, Expansive Worlds
+46 72 312 32 60

About Expansive Worlds

Expansive Worlds is a creative division within Avalanche Studios Group and a leading developer and publisher of outdoor games. Since 2007, Expansive Worlds has been devoted to delivering highly immersive outdoor gaming experiences for millions of players. It is best known for the long-standing and successful theHunter franchise, as well as the new fishing game Call of the Wild: The Angler. Expansive Worlds develops games using the proprietary Apex engine, enabling vast open worlds with endless creative possibilities. Learn more at

About Avalanche Studios Group

Avalanche Studios Group is a leading interactive entertainment company offering a wide range of games and live services from creative divisions Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds, and Systemic Reaction. Its portfolio includes the Just Cause franchise, theHunter: Call of the WildGeneration ZeroRage 2, Call of the Wild: The Angler, and the upcoming Contraband. Founded in 2003, Avalanche Studios Group draws from nearly two decades of open-world experience. All its games are developed using the proprietary Apex engine, enabling vast and dynamic worlds, full of emergent gameplay and endless creative possibilities. Learn more at

Keep your finger on the fishing industry pulse

The Definititive News Source of the Fishing & Marine Industry