Before The Chinese Room brought Playstation 4 owners Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture they brought Dear Esther to PC. This game originally arrived on PC all the way back in 2012, but now it is headed to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One this Summer thanks to The Chinese Room and publisher Curve Digital.
Dear Esther is describer by the developer as the spiritual predecessor to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and in this game you are tasked with exploring a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. You play a troubled man who seeks to piece together the chain of events that led to your wife’s death.
The Playstation 4 and Xbox One version of the game will include new features such as directors commentary, this will play over replays of the game as you are accompanied by an audio retrospective of the game’s development provided by members of the original team.
The console versions will also benefit from “subtle tweaks” to how the game looks and plays to cater for the tastes of console audiences.
“We’ve always known that Dear Esther would continue its story,” said Dan Pinchbeck, The Chinese Room, “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.”
Source: The Chinese Room, Curve Digital