Gone Home heads to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 in January

The Fullbright Company’s critically acclaimed first-person adventure game Gone Home will make its console debut in January with a digital release for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, publisher Midnight City announced this week.

Originally released for PCs via Steam and other digital storefronts in 2013, Gone Home is an interactive short story that puts players in the role of a young woman who searches a labyrinthine house for clues regarding the whereabouts of her sister and parents.

The bulk of Gone Home‘s narrative is delivered through environmental objects, giving its gameplay a unique investigative quality. Gone Home‘s setting is packed with hidden detail, allowing players to piece together its storyline as they explore its many rooms and secret passageways.

Promising “a PC-perfect conversion of the game players have fallen in love with,” Gone Home: Console Edition features an upgraded graphics engine, shifting from Unity 4 to Unity 5. The console version of Gone Home also features 90 minutes of developer commentary that optionally accompanies players throughout the adventure.

Creator The Fullbright Company recently unveiled its follow-up project, Tacoma, which is currently in development for the Xbox One and PCs. Boasting a futuristic setting that takes place 200,000 miles away from Earth, Tacoma finds players wandering within a wayward space station in search of its missing crew.

Following the release of Gone Home, developer Johnnemann Nordhagen split off to form Dim Bulb Games. The San Francisco-based studio’s first project is Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, a psychedelic adventure game that draws inspiration from American folklore, poetry, and music.

Gone Home: Console Edition publisher Midnight City has produced several indie-developed games in recent years, including Double Fine’s Halloween-themed RPG Costume Quest 2, first-person survival horror game Slender: The Arrival, and arcade platformer Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche.

Gone Home: Console Edition premieres digitally for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 12.


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