life is strange

The development team behind Life is Strange have released a special thank-you video to the three million people who purchased the first game, revealing that a new Life is Strange game is in development.

Life is Strange has to be one of my favourite games of all time. I’m not a big fan of episodic games, but the storytelling, the mechanics, soundtrack, and overall gameplay of Life is Strange had me hooked.

With such a dramatic and defined ending for some players, however, there was always the question as to whether a new Life is Strange game would be released. One thing we’ve always heard is that it might be possible but with a new set of characters, leaving Max and Chloe’s storyline well and truly in the past.

Now, that dream has come true as the development team have confirmed that a new Life is Strange game is in development. Of course, that’s all they had to say on the matter. The game has apparently been in the works since the original game’s boxed edition launched early this year, so it’s still very early days.

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I’m honestly expecting a completely new original story here with no ties to the original game whatsoever. It’d allow more creative freedom for the development team and allow us to once again warm towards another colourful cast of characters. Whether they’d also focus on the time-travel aspect of the first is also an interesting question. But again, it wouldn’t surprise me if the team opted to leave that rooted to the original game.

I could speculate until I’m blue in the face, but I guess I’ll just have to sit and wait for more news…

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