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Gone Home getting commentary tracks in upcoming free update

Gone Home, the quiet, exploratory Windows, Mac and Linux title from developer The Fullbright Company, will receive developer's commentary as part of an upcoming free update.

News of the addition comes from a Rock, Paper, Shotgun interview with Fullbright's Steve Gaynor, who detailed the studio's plans for the well-received adventure title.

"We're working on a commentary mode right now, and we're going to release that as free DLC," Gaynor told RPS. "If you have it on Steam, you'll just get it. We don't have a date for it yet, but it'll be relatively soon. We're aiming for the short-term, and we've already recorded most of it."

Similar to the commentary tracks that have appeared in many of Valve's titles, the audio will manifest as icons strewn around the house, featuring "a bunch of background stuff" from the game's creators and voice actress Sarah Grayson. There are also contributions from Corin Tucker, lead singer of Heavens to Betsy and Sleater-Kinney, whose music inspired many of Gone Home's themes.

"I got to get her on the tape talking about her experiences at the beginning of the riot grrrl scene," Gaynor said. "So you've got the four of us talking day-to-day, but you also have people who contributed their own presence and identity through their voice or music. That's really exciting to me."

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