We’re past thrilled to share the latest installment of The Extended Dark’s Wintermute tale method with Xbox gamers these days. This is just one far more milestone in a background of near collaboration concerning Hinterland and Xbox, likely again to the launch of The Lengthy Dark‘s Xbox Match Preview in 2015.
Again then, The Lengthy Darkish experienced already been a success on Personal computer, but we had no unique ideas to provide the recreation to console however. That improved all through a contact late in 2014 with the workforce at [email protected], when they shared their plans to give an early obtain type plan, a initial for consoles. They requested if we preferred to support start this, and we jumped in, established to be amongst the 1st game titles to be available this way on console. And so with some major hustle, in 26 days we went from acquiring no Xbox build (at all), to functioning well on the platform and through certification, ready to start.
This operate culminated with us becoming out there as one of the to start with two launch titles for Xbox Video game Preview at E3 2015! It was a big second for our tiny studio, getting a game pointed out in the Microsoft Media Occasion and demoing on the show floor along with massive 1st-get together behemoths like Halo and Gears of War, and launching the to start with working day of E3.
Staying on Recreation Preview cemented The Extended Dark’s area on Xbox, and it aided us develop a neighborhood of gamers who are even now with us to this day. And this team has only developed because we introduced The Lengthy Dim to Xbox Match Move back again in 2022. Some of our most passionate players are on Xbox.
Right now we’re thrilled to share Episode Four: Fury, Then Silence. It carries on the tale of bush pilot Will Mackenzie, in his research for Dr. Astrid Greenwood among the frigid, hazardous wilds of Excellent Bear island in Canada’s deep north. A mysterious aurora in the sky seems to be interfering with everything electrical, and as a result Mackenzie, Astrid, and anyone they meet up with is having difficulties to endure the harsh winter and brutal wildlife, all without having the human-produced comforts we all acquire for granted. Episode 4 ups the ante by introducing a band of bloodthirsty convicts, keen to leave their mark on Good Bear and exploit these new instances. Will Mackenzie endure this new threat, to carry on his lookup for Astrid?
We phone our location the “Quiet Apocalypse.” It is not the normal finish-of-the-planet scenario with zombies, or aliens, or supernatural beasts. Just humanity going through our around-reliance on technological know-how and the loss of abilities and neighborhood that leave us vulnerable when we uncover modern society turned on its head. Mother Mother nature is in demand, and she is neutral to your existence. This is a topic that, despite the fact that we started checking out it many years in the past, has develop into unexpectedly related throughout the past 18+ months of COVID lockdown. Our biggest pleasure will come from hearing that players expertise a sense of solace and thoughtful escapism into the quiet wilderness of The Extended Dim. This is why we make the items we make — to touch gamers deeply.
With Episode Four launching nowadays, we convert our ideas to Episode 5 and the summary of our Wintermute story method, as nicely as ongoing programs to guidance Survival Method in our quest to develop the best survival recreation in the world. Thank you to the Xbox participant neighborhood for several years of help alongside the way — all the opinions you’ve shared, all the situations you instructed your mates to look at out the video game, and all the tiny means in which you enrich The Long Dark’s local community. We are for good grateful.
The decades at the rear of us are very little in comparison to the a long time ahead. Appreciate Episode Four, and we’ll see you in the Silent Apocalypse.
The Extensive Dim
Hinterland Studio Inc.
The Extensive Dim is a considerate, exploration-survival encounter that issues solo gamers to think for on their own as they investigate an expansive frozen wilderness. Keep an eye on your Condition, search for lifetime-saving materials, and grasp survival abilities like hearth-developing, maintaining your equipment, looking, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There are no zombies — only you, the cold, and all the things Mom Mother nature can toss at you. The hit Steam Early Entry sandbox results in being the initially survival recreation available on Xbox 1!