After already releasing on PS4 and PC, horror title Kholat is finally making its way to Xbox One. It is a game based on the real life, horrific events of a group of nine Russian students from the Ural Polytechnical Institute found dead on the Kholat mountain. The cause of their death, now 58 years old, remains a mystery to this day.
Narrated by Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), it’s our goal as players to decipher what finally happened to those students in the Ural Mountains that day. Kholat uses first person exploration in an open-world, non-linear setup with both primary and secondary missions. Being set on a mountain as a realistic horror title, Kholat will force players to explore using only a map and compass as their primary source of navigation.
Kholat is developed by IMGN.PRO, and the game’s co-author Lukasz Kubiak commented on the game’s Xbox One release by saying:
“We never thought that Kholat would become so popular. Thanks to the amazing feedback we have received from players around the world, today we are proud to announce the game’s upcoming launch on Xbox One. At the same time we’re aware that our fans have many questions and that there are many theories and assumptions concerning the events we have presented in our story. All I can say right now is that, looking at how big our community has become, answers to those questions may emerge in the future.”
Released in 2015 on PC and last year for PS4, Kholat is known also for its beautiful graphics due to its development in Unreal Engine 4. There is only about two weeks left to wait, as Xbox One fans can pick up Kholat on June 9th, 2017 for $19.99. All pre-orders will begin on June 2nd, one week prior as well.
Check out the Xbox One announcement trailer below.