The Stanley Parable can be “finished” in under 30 minutes, but you’ll want to go through the game multiple times to see everything there is to see. The short length of the game does mean, however that many players who bought it on Oct. 17, 2013 — when it launched — and never picked it up again are now eligible for a very special achievement.
The achievement is called “Go outside,” and it requires that the player not touch the game for five years. Davey Wreden, one of the game’s developers, marked the occasion on Twitter today.
I have the news you've all been waiting for.— Davey Wreden (@HelloCakebread) October 17, 2018
Today is the first day that it is possible to legitimately get the Go Outside achievement in The Stanley Parable. pic.twitter.com/3ZxYbJdGhK
Fans are already planning to get devious with the achievement:
Is it bad that we are now actively trying to convince a co-worker to play today, as they are one day away from earning this?— Robert Hess (@NohBob) October 17, 2018
And yet others have been waiting for this day for quite some time:
My google calendar alert is waiting for me as it has been for 4 years. Almost there— Leelee→ #MCMLondon (@LeeleetheBunny) October 17, 2018
Earning this achievement gets you absolutely nothing of worth, outside of now being able to earn all the game’s achievements, which is itself an achievement that is worth absolutely nothing — outside of boosting your own sense of self-worth.
If it makes you feel better, however, we’re proud of you.