THE LONG DARK Launches August 1st

Hinterland’s THE LONG DARK® WINTERMUTE™ Story Mode Launches August 1st, 2017

Hit Survival Game Now Coming to Sony’s PlayStation 4

May 4th, 2017
Cumberland, British Columbia

Hello All!

I’m really thrilled to update you on some exciting news around the continuing development of our exploration-survival game, THE LONG DARK.

As you may know, our game has been a successful example of open, community-informed development on Steam Early Access and Xbox One Game Preview. After hundreds of updates where we’ve incorporated a wealth of community feedback, we’re on the final stretch to finalizing our 1.0 launch. On August 1st, 2017, THE LONG DARK officially launches!

I’m also happy to announce that on August 1st, we’re releasing the first two episodes of our five-episode story mode, which we’re calling WINTERMUTE.

Here’s a teaser to commemorate the event:

We’re also really excited to announce that the 1.0 version of THE LONG DARK will be coming to Sony’s PlayStation 4 console! There’s been a tremendous amount of interest from PlayStation players who’ve had to watch the game from the sidelines, so we’re happy to finally be able to invite them to our growing community of Steam and Xbox One players of THE LONG DARK.

Our handling of Story Mode development has been entirely based on wanting to preserve the mystery for our players, and trying to show that at launch, they are essentially getting a whole new experience. As such, there is still much to discover in WINTERMUTE. There are game mechanics and parts of the world -- some hinted at in the new Teaser -- that we have yet to share. We’ll have lots more to say -- and show -- about those things in the months leading up to launch.

In the meantime, I hope you’re intrigued by what we’ve shared with you today. I encourage you to visit the FAQ to learn more about pricing and the scope of launch content (hint: the two episodes we are launching represent 6-10 hours of single-player story mode content), and please check out and share our teaser trailer if you like it!

For us, this announcement marks the beginning of a new path forward, hopefully with many new friends and many old ones as well, after a long road travelled.

See you in the quiet apocalypse!

- Raphael

Raphael van Lierop
Founder & Creative Director
Hinterland Studio Inc.