Firewatch is one of our most anticipated releases of 2016, and the more we see of it, the more we want to get our hands on it. Thanks to IGN First, we’ve got 17 minutes of gameplay worth ogling at, which you can check out above. For those who haven’t been following the game, here’s what it’s all about, according to a description provided by developer Campo Santo:
Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.
In Firewatch you play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind.
But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
Firewatch is releasing on February 9, 2016 in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 and PC/Mac.
[Source: IGN (YouTube)]