PS4 Version And New Mode Coming For Beautiful Survival Game The Long Dark

The gorgeous yet brutal survival game is coming to PS4 alongside a story mode.

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The Long Dark has been in Early Access on PC and Xbox One for a while, but today developer Hinterland announced that PS4 players will soon get to try it out as well.

The beautiful and difficult survival game will launch for PS4 on August 1 alongside a new narrative mode, called Wintermute. In a PlayStation Blog post, creative director Raphael van Lierop explained that the story will be a five-part episodic series, with the first two episodes scheduled for release on August 1.

Lierop stated that the developer took inspiration from Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a post-apocalyptic novel about the relationship between a father and son. In Wintermute, two characters--Will Mackenzie and Astrid Greenwood--crash-land in Canada after a "geomagnetic disaster."

In the first two episodes, the player controls Mackenzie, but Lierop says that later episodes will let players control Greenwood, as well. Each episode will be about five hours long.

Currently, Hinterland intends to release the other three episodes sometime later in 2017 and 2018, although Lierop notes those plans could change.

Wintermute will launch on Xbox One and PC, as well as PS4. Hinterland also announced today that The Long Dark will be officially out of Early Access on August 1.

You can see the trailer for Wintermute above, and read our early access review of the game here.

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This game is being in early access like forever.

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@Pelezinho777: September 22, 2014 isn't forever. I would say it is standard in the biz, if you take into consideration game's scope, size of the team and development for multiple platforms.

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oh yeah, never mind, i'll not saying anything mean about xboners/pc-gamers and their "exclusivities", but still is a sad story ... looking forward to it.

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Not good. Hinterland should make PC version first and then release finished console versions. Now they split their team (PC/XB1/PS4) and whole development suffers. :/

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@Vojtass: The increase in revenue enables them to develop the game for longer, thus making it a better game for everyone. It does the opposite of suffering.

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@saturatedbutter: They can develop game for longer, but they also have much more work to do. It isn't that simple. Besides bigger teams usually mean bigger challenges for producers.

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@Vojtass: It's hardly a AAA title. At least there's no multiplayer, that would make the game suffer.

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@khanwashere: Completely agree! I hate when every single player game feels the need to add online multiplayer. Some games do it right though. For example, The Last of Us. I feel like the multiplayer portion doesn't get brought up enough but it was and still is fantastic. Overall, I'd prefer development teams and money be spent on a solid single player campaign that encourages us to revisit the game.

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@7tizz: What? You call a tacked on multiplayer that 9 times out of 10 sucks as adding more value? No, it takes away time and resources from the SP usually making it suffer for it.

SP games that have tacked on MP usually have an online user base for like 2 weeks.

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@7tizz: Two separate teams, but the funds come from the same place duh.

You sound like you haven't been gaming long, but I have. There are 1000's of games with shit multiplayer. A few examples would be, The Darkness, Condemned, Sniper Elite 4 etc etc. Imagine how much better if all development costs and time went to one portion of the game.

Giving your opinion is not crying. Quit trying to be a keyboard warrior, you're not good at it.

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@brandiesel: And you have no proof that the single player portion of any of those games would be better if they lacked multiplayer options, only your naive assumption. You are making an assumption that they had to cut corners on SP to fund a MP portion, and that just isn't true (at least in most cases) or that a publisher would put those additional funds towards the SP portion which is also unlikely in most cases. Furthermore not all MP is "tacked on" to a supposed single player game. For one, the MP portion of Syndicate outshines the campaign by far.

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