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.