In Haven, you play as Yu and Kay, a young couple who shouldn’t be together. While everything in the universe is trying to tear them apart, they fight to be free to be loved.
Haven is a game about the freedom to love whoever you want and that’s why we’re especially excited to bring this free Couples update. Now you can choose to play the game with the pair you like: one woman and one man, two women or two men.
This update will not change the storyline for Haven, you still play as Yu and Kay, but the game offers more options about the composition of the pair. Haven can now represent love in a broader way.
Looking at the new Yu and Kay, you’ll notice that Kay and Yu look very similar across all playable versions. There are two reasons for that: first, they are the same characters in the story, they have similar personalities, backgrounds and lives. And second, for technical reasons, we had to keep the same body size, hairstyle and body shape.
Originally, the concept for Haven included eight couples, with many different types of relationships. Obviously during production we wouldn’t be able to achieve our original vision of the full cast, so we focused on just two characters. The decision was tough to make, but it allowed us to create a very unique and moving story about Yu and Kay.
But shortly after the game’s release, we started working on the Couple’s Update. The update is meant to meet the quality standard that was established when we initially launched Haven, and to do that, we created new 3D models and redrawn all the 2D content of the characters. in the game. The only thing that hasn’t been reworked is the opening animation, before you choose which version of Kay and Yu to play.
Our new versions of Kay and Yu, voiced by two amazing actors: Lexie Ann Kendrick and Ryan Highley, have brought characters to life across all 80,000 lines of dialogue in the game. We’ve also made sure the text dialog is matched to each couple in the 8 languages Haven is available, and the lines with explicit or implicit gender mentions have been modified to reflect individual personalities. your chosen object (if Yu says “Mister” to Kay… that no longer works on women).
The story of Yu and Kay is the story of two personalities, two intertwined lives, that players will know and love in the game, and we were repeatedly asked “Can I choose a gender? of my characters in Haven? “. We’re proud to be able to deliver lovers’ stories in two new ways that many players can recognise.
We hope many new players will feel like meeting their favorite versions of Yu and Kay! (and Oink) and enjoy the adventures of two lovers on the Source planet.
Check out the in-game update, it’s available for free on PS4 and PS5 from today.