If you’ve yet to play What Remains of Edith Finch — Giant Sparrow’s incredibly touching and fervently delightful interactive narration game — then you’re in luck. That is, if you’re an Xbox One owner.
Today, it was announced that the standout indie will soon be heading to Microsoft’s current console. It won’t be long before this happens, either, as a July 19th release date has also apparently been set in stone, meaning that only one week needs to pass before Xbox One owners will be able to download and play the world’s best ‘walking simulator.’
If you’re new to the fold and have yet to hear about this indie darling, then here’s a bit of a recap.
What Remains of Edith Finch is an independently developed game, which aims to entertain and enrich those who play it through a captivating narrative and delightfully quirky gameplay. Over its limited run time, players get to experience the lives (and colourful deaths) of the rather unique Finch family, whose legacy will forever live on in the realm of interactive storytelling. What this means is that, as you explore the family’s strange and misshapen home, you’ll come across the rooms of folks who have died over the years, and will flash back to and assume their bodies during their individual times of death.
Although this may all sound like a terribly morbid, disturbing and potentially upsetting premise, the simple truth is that Giant Sparrow’s story is anything but. Instead of being dark, it’s somehow uplifting even though it features so much death. In fact, it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played, and I’m not just saying that.
Check out What Remains of Edith Finch‘s new Xbox One-labelled accolades trailer, then perhaps take a look at our detailed review of the PS4 version for more of our in-depth thoughts.
We’ll post a review of this new version in the near future, wherein we’ll discuss how the move from Sony to Microsoft has affected the gem.