Disco Elysium Confirmed to Be Coming to PS4 and Xbox One Next Year
Disco Elysium's lead developer Robert Kurvitz revealed today that he and his team are hard at work on PS4 and Xbox ports for 2020.
Disco Elysium has quickly picked up quite a bit of critical buzz as an indie RPG that’s pushing the boundaries of the genre in some interesting ways. Unfortunately for console owners, the experience is currently only available on PC. However, that may be changing soon. As revealed by Escapist Magazine, lead developer Robert Kurvitz is already hard at work on both PS4 and Xbox One ports.
In the interview, Kurvitz said, “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. We’re going to port it next year to PlayStation and Xbox.” That’s great news for console RPG lovers. Kurvitz and his team want to be very “hands-on” with the port. Taking full control over the port gives them the opportunity to both grow as a studio and ensure the game is translated as well as possible.
Alongside the port, Kurvitz is hard at work translating the game to several different languages. Plus, an English translation of Kurwitz’s novel, which serves as Disco Elysium‘s source material, is in the works. Personally, I’m thrilled by this news. I’ve only heard encouraging things about Disco Elysium and, while I haven’t played it myself, I’m glad that more people will have access to the game.
That said, if you just can’t wait, you can jump in and play Disco Elysium now on PC. The game is a murder mystery where solving problems with your wit and skills is preferable to combat. It seems very different from most other games on the market. Escapist Magazine will also be running a full interview with Kurvitz tomorrow where the developer will talk about sequel plans. It should be interesting and well worth a read.