One of the original “walking simulators”, Dear Esther, is finally making it’s way to consoles next month, 4 years after the BAFTA winning game’s PC release. The game from British studio The Chinese Room is described as a narrative-focused first-person adventure, that takes place on an uninhabited Hebridean island upon which a lone man must piece together the chain of events that led to his wife’s death.
The release also marks the start of a month-long celebration of the game’s legacy, during which British newspaper The Guardian will hold a special even on September 30, billed as a “Directors’ Commentary Directors’ Commentary”, which will see Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry discuss their journey from Half-Life mod to full console release. Similarly, Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue The Barbican will host a unique live performance of the game’s soundtrack led by composer Jessica Curry, accompanied by an on-stage playthrough of Dear Esther complete with live narration.
The console edition will include graphical and gameplay updates in addition to a brand new Directors’ Commentary from the original development team and will launch on Xbox One September 20 for $9.99.