Posted August 26, 2016 by Kyle Boshoff in News

Dear Esther is headed for consoles in September

Dear Esther

The highly adored and critically acclaimed walking simulator game, Dear Esther, is finally going to make an appearance on a console. The Chinese Room announced that the game will be headed to Xbox One and Ps4 on 20 September 2016.

Dear Esther follows the story of a man who walks around an island reading fragments of a letter to a woman named Esther.

Dear Esther is a first-person game about love, loss, guilt and redemption. Driven by story and immersion rather than traditional mechanics, it’s an uncompromisingly emotional experience. Starting life as a cult mod in 2007, Dear Esther is recognised as a major title in pushing forward the boundaries of game design and storytelling and was one of the standout independent releases of 2012.

I’ve never played it before, mainly because I don’t do PC games, so for it to finally make an appearance on a console makes me happy. On the plus side, I did play its spiritual successor Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and that game was simply divine.

According to VideoGamer, Dear Esther will be available digitally for £7.99.

Source: VideoGamer, The Chinese Room

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