Firewatch Finally Coming Out to Xbox One this Month
Xbox gamers, your pleas have been heard. Firewatch will be coming out to Xbox One this September 21. And that's not all -- it'll be coming with some new content as well, which will first be exclusive to Xbox One before being released for other platforms.
— Campo Santo (@camposanto) September 2, 2016
The first new feature is the Firewatch Audio Tour, which was described develop Campo Santo as part scavenger hunt, museum tour, and development game shop. The second new feature is the free-roam exploration mode, which would allow players to wander around the Shoshone National Forest during the day and night.
When Firewatch came out in February this year, indie game developer said that they had no intentions to bring it to other platforms due to limited sources. In an interview with Redbull, Sean Vanaman (co-founder of Campo Santo) said, "We'll see how the game does at launch ... and if there's a desire for it on other platforms then we'll explore that."
Since the game has debuted, it's received overall positive reviews, with a 9/10 rating on Steam, 9.3/10 rating on IGN, 81% positive rating on Metacritic, and an 85% positive rating on PC Gamer.
The game has been praised for its gripping story writing, stunning visuals, and convincing voice-acting. With ratings like that, it's clear it will surely be welcomed in other platforms as well. If anything, tweets from fans surely prove there is a demand.
@Charalanahzard sweet! It'd be awesome if @camposanto Firewatch would come to Xbox as well. — Jean-Paul Schembri (@J_Piddy) August 23, 2016
@camposanto any chance we'll ever get Firewatch on Xbox One? I would 100% buy it again! — Burdmayn (@Burdmayn) August 20, 2016
@camposanto please make firewatch available on Xbox one!!! Pleassssssee!
— Jackson Harden (@jharden21) August 3, 2016
Firewatch is a first-person atmospheric mystery adventure game set in 1989 at the Wyoming wilderness. You play a character named Henry, who works as a fire lookout. Your only contact in the world is your supervisor, Delilah, whom you communicate to with a small handheld radio. As you explore the game and the forest, you must face choices and questions that will impact the only meaningful relationship you have left.
Firewatch is available for download on Steam for $19.99.