Continuing on with Midnight City’s announcements today, they have revealed that Gone Home will be coming to consoles later this year as a digital title. As developer The Fullbright Company notes on their website, “More specifics – exact platforms, exact release date – will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.”
Critically acclaimed on the PC, here’s a look at the “unique interactive story experience” known as Gone Home:
Steve Gaynor, Writer, Designer, and Co-Founder of The Fullbright Company, talked about Gone Home coming to consoles:
Ever since we released Gone Home on PC, we’ve had people asking us: ‘When’s it coming to console?’. We’ve been looking and looking for the right partner to help us, and finally after much searching, Midnight City fit the bill. They have a great understanding of what an indie needs, how to get the word out about the game, and help us get the best versions of the game possible to all those players that have been waiting patiently to experience Gone Home in their living rooms. Viva la Midnight City!
As for the future of The Fullbright Company, Gaynor revealed to IGN that “we are not working on a sequel [to Gone Home]. We’re currently doing very early days on what our next game is. I can say it won’t be Gone Home 2, but I can also say it’ll be us continuing to explore the kind of interactive experiences we started with Gone Home. And then seeing what our next step is, so we don’t repeat ourselves.”
Casey Lynch, VP of Publishing at Midnight City, then discussed both the Gone Home and Costume Quest 2 deals:
It’s not every day that you’re able to work with talent like Double Fine and The Fullbright Company. The opportunity to partner with one of the most beloved, well-established studios in the indie scene along with one of the most brilliant teams in development represents a sea change for games publishing. We’re moving into a brand new middle that’s taking shape in the widening gap between word of mouth indie and triple A.
Is Gone Home something you’ve had your eye on for some time and will finally get a chance to play when it comes to consoles this year? Let us know in the comments below.