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Dear Esther coming to PS4, Xbox One in September

With new directors’ commentary

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The Chinese Room’s first-person narrative adventure Dear Esther is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 20, indie game publisher Curve Digital announced today.

The console versions of the game will be released under the name Dear Esther: Landmark Edition and will feature graphical and gameplay updates in addition to a new directors’ commentary from the original development team. The commentary from developers Jessica Curry, Dan Pinchbeck and Rob Briscoe promises "first-hand insight on never-before-heard details, and provides a fresh perspective on the game’s development and legacy," Curve Digital said in a release.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition will cost $9.99 on PS4 and Xbox One. You can see screenshots of the console versions in the gallery below.

The original Dear Esther was released in 2008 as a mod built in Valve’s Source engine. The game was later redeveloped for commercial release and eventually came to Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Dear Esther sends players to an island on the Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland, where a man reads a series of letters addressed to his late wife. The game promises a "poetic, semi-randomized" story during each playthrough.

The Chinese Room went on to develop Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which was released on PS4 in 2015 and Windows PC earlier this year.

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