First-Person Mystery Game Firewatch Comes To Xbox One On September 21


Campo Santo’s breakout success Firewatch is making the jump to Xbox One later this month, the developer has announced. First released earlier this year on PlayStation 4 and PC, the first-person mystery title follows protagonist Henry, a married man who has taken a job as a fire lookout in 1980’s Wyoming after his other half has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia.

Things go well (as well as they can, at least) at first, but then strange happenings begin to occur – government research facilities, shady figures and dead bodies all start to mount up as time goes on. Of course, as those of you who have already had the joy of experiencing Firewatch will know, the rabbit hole goes deeper than that.

This port doesn’t just appeal to newcomers though – Campo Santo has included a few additional extras for the Xbox One version, including a making-of documentary that features commentary by voice actors Rich Sommer (Henry) and Cissy Jones (Delilah).

What’s more, a free-roam mode will be included, which lets players retrace their steps through Firewatch‘s gorgeous countryside to make sure they haven’t missed any crucial sights. Santo Campo’s also promising a few “hidden secrets” for the mode, so you’re probably going to want to take a fine-toothed comb along.

Microsoft has released a new trailer to coincide with the announcement, which you can watch above. Alternatively, you can read our review of the original release here.