The Lengthy Darkish – Episode 4: Fury, Then Silence is Accessible Now

We’re past thrilled to share the newest installment of The Lengthy Darkish’s Wintermute story mode with Xbox gamers right this moment. This is only one extra milestone in a historical past of shut collaboration between Hinterland and Xbox, going again to the launch of The Lengthy Darkish‘s Xbox Sport Preview in 2015.

Again then, The Lengthy Darkish had already been a hit on PC, however we had no particular plans to deliver the sport to console but. That modified throughout a name late in 2014 with the staff at [email protected], once they shared their plans to supply an early entry sort program, a primary for consoles. They requested if we needed to assist launch this, and we jumped in, decided to be amongst the primary video games to be accessible this fashion on console. And so with some critical hustle, in 26 days we went from having no Xbox construct (in any respect), to operating effectively on the platform and thru certification, able to launch. 

This work culminated with us being accessible as one of many first two launch titles for Xbox Sport Preview at E3 2015! It was an enormous second for our small studio, having a recreation talked about within the Microsoft Media Occasion and demoing on the present flooring alongside big first-party behemoths like Halo and Gears of Warfare, and launching the primary day of E3. 

Being on Sport Preview cemented The Lengthy Darkish’s place on Xbox, and it helped us construct a neighborhood of gamers who’re nonetheless with us to today. And this group has solely grown since we introduced The Lengthy Darkish to Xbox Sport Go again in 2020. A few of our most passionate gamers are on Xbox.

The Long Dark: Episode Four

In the present day we’re thrilled to share Episode 4: Fury, Then Silence. It continues the story of bush pilot Will Mackenzie, in his seek for Dr. Astrid Greenwood amongst the frigid, harmful wilds of Nice Bear island in Canada’s deep north. A mysterious aurora within the sky appears to be interfering with something electrical, and consequently Mackenzie, Astrid, and everybody they meet is struggling to outlive the cruel winter and brutal wildlife, all with out the human-made comforts all of us take as a right. Episode 4 ups the ante by introducing a band of bloodthirsty convicts, keen to go away their mark on Nice Bear and exploit these new circumstances. Will Mackenzie survive this new menace, to proceed his seek for Astrid?

We name our setting the “Quiet Apocalypse.” It’s not the everyday end-of-the-world situation with zombies, or aliens, or supernatural beasts. Simply humanity dealing with our over-reliance on know-how and the lack of abilities and neighborhood that depart us weak after we discover society turned on its head. Mom Nature is in cost, and she or he is impartial to your existence. It is a theme that, though we started exploring it years in the past, has turn into unexpectedly related throughout the previous 18+ months of COVID lockdown. Our biggest pleasure comes from listening to that gamers expertise a way of solace and considerate escapism into the quiet wilderness of The Lengthy Darkish. That is why we make the issues we make — to the touch gamers deeply.

The Long Dark: Episode Four

With Episode 4 launching right this moment, we flip our ideas to Episode 5 and the conclusion of our Wintermute story mode, in addition to ongoing plans to help Survival Mode in our quest to create one of the best survival recreation on this planet. Thanks to the Xbox participant neighborhood for years of help alongside the way in which — all of the suggestions you’ve shared, all of the occasions you instructed your folks to take a look at the sport, and all of the small methods wherein you enrich The Lengthy Darkish’s neighborhood. We’re without end grateful.

The years behind us are nothing in comparison with the years forward. Take pleasure in Episode 4, and we’ll see you within the Quiet Apocalypse.

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The Lengthy Darkish is a considerate, exploration-survival expertise that challenges solo gamers to suppose for themselves as they discover an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Situation, seek for life-saving provides, and grasp survival abilities like fire-building, sustaining your gear, searching, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There aren’t any zombies — solely you, the chilly, and every thing Mom Nature can throw at you. The hit Steam Early Entry sandbox turns into the primary survival recreation accessible on Xbox One!

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