We wrote about Firewatch a while ago, with a captivating trailer shown at PAX last year. Now, Firewatch was shown off by Sony at this year’s E3 as part of the indie games they’ve picked for the PlayStation 4 lineup.
Rich Sommer, who played Harry Crane in Mad Men, does the voice of the protagonist Henry, in case you thought there was something familiar about it. I’m genuinely happy to see this game getting recognised like this. Not only is it an interesting idea, but the developer, Campo Santo seem like a great team with a passion for the project.
Firewatch is a single-player first-person video game where you, as a man named Henry, explore the Wyoming wilderness after taking a summer job as a fire lookout. What is supposed to be a peaceful respite from your complicated life takes a turn when you start to question some of the things that are happening to you. Your only human connection is over a handheld radio, which you’ll use to speak with Delilah, your supervisor, about the things both of you are experiencing.
Firewatch doesn’t have a release date, but Campo Santo are working towards a 2015 target. The game will be out on Windows, OS X, Linux, and now, PlayStation 4.
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