Disco Elysium is coming to consoles
Popular PC exclusive open-world role-playing game Disco Elysium is heading to consoles in 2020, lead designer Robert Kurvitz has revealed.
“The immediate plan, and this is why I won’t go on a holiday anytime soon, is to get Disco Elysium to as many people as possible,” Kurvitz told Escapist Magazine. “We’re going to port it next year to PlayStation and Xbox. We need to be very hands-on with the design of that. We don’t want to hire a porting company. We think it really is going to lend itself very well to console play because you don’t need to go over minute tactics and use a mouse because it’s very narrative in its nature.”
Kurvitz also mentioned that the game is currently being translated into Chinese and several European languages. Finally, an English translation of his novel Sacred and the Terrible Air, which was used as the game’s source material, is in the works.
The game puts players in the role of a detective who is suffering from alcohol-induced amnesia and tasks them with solving a murder. Players are offered “unprecedented freedom of choice” and can “become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.”
Disco Elysium is available now on PC.
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