The Chinese Room and Curve Digital has announced ‘Dear Esther’ is heading to consoles for the very first time.
The console versions of Dear Esther will, for the first time, offer PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners the opportunity to lose themselves on this remote Scottish island. These versions will also debut an all-new “director’s commentary” mode, where subsequent replays will be accompanied by an audio retrospective of the game’s inception, development, release and impact, as members of the original team reunite to provide the most comprehensive retrospective of the game yet. Additionally, subtle tweaks will refine how the game looks and plays – tweaking it ever-so-slightly for a modern console audience.
Dear Esther broke the mould with its original release on PC back in 2012, redefining the way games tell stories. In turn, it posed questions not just of the player, but the art form itself, single-handedly establishing a new genre, of which Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, Gone Home and Firewatch are prominent examples.