Curve Digital and The Chinese Room are bringing Dear Esther to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.
The spiritual prequel to Everybody?s Gone To The Rapture was released back in 2012 on PC and sees players exploring a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides as a troubled man who is trying to piece together the chain of events which lead to his wife?s death.
The console version will feature an all-new “director?s commentary” mode, which offers a retrospective of the game?s inception, development, release, and impact by members of the original development team.
“We?ve always known that Dear Esther would continue its story,? The Chinese Room’s Dan Pinchbeck said, “and we?re delighted to be writing that story with Curve Digital. Dear Esther is a hugely important game to us, so it?s great to know it?s in very capable hands ? we?re excited to see the reaction from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.”
“It is rare that a game can be considered ?genre-defining?; but Dear Esther is one such title,? added Simon Byron, publishing director at Curve Digital. “It was literally the game I set up a Steam account for, so to work with the immense team at The Chinese Room to bring their seminal game to a console audience is a genuine thrill. I?m really excited that both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are soon to embark on a journey which has the potential to change them.”
Dear Esther is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.