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Hinterland and Skybound Games Partnership -- The Long Dark Coming to Retail Stores!

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Hello community,

Today we’re excited to announce a new partnership! We’re working with Skybound Games, the new “indie”-focused publishing label of Skybound Entertainment (also known as the creators of The Walking Dead) to bring The Long Dark to retail stores in September 2018.

This means that in September, people around the world will be able to find disc-based copies of The Long Dark for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on store shelves! Mind-boggling.

We’re excited to be working closely with Skybound on this, not just because this will bring a whole new retail audience to The Long Dark, but also because Skybound’s “creator first” culture meshes so well with our own. They’ve been great partners so far, coming at this relationship firstly as fans of the game, and we’re both energized by the opportunity to bring The Long Dark to fans of The Walking Dead, and vice versa.

A few of us from Hinterland were recently down at Skybound’s offices in LA and had the opportunity to meet with the heads of their various departments — comics, online editorial, publishing, and of course, games! It was fantastic to walk through their office and see so many artifacts of their various creations. It really inspired me and reminded me of all the ways in which I’d like to extend The Long Dark, and future Hinterland creations, outside the medium of video games. That way, we can tell more stories, and help you tell yours, across a wide spectrum of creations be they games, novels, comic books, film, television, you name it!

To be 100% clear — the relationship with Skybound doesn’t change anything about how we’re making The Long Dark. Hinterland is still 100% independent and we’re also our own publisher on all digital platforms — so think of this partnership as a way to amplify what we’re doing, bring our game to a broader audience, and also give us an opportunity to learn from one of the best IP creators in the business.

Thanks, and if you have any questions about this new partnership, feel free to reach out to us in our forums, email (info@hinterlandgames.com), or social media.

– Raphael

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Congratulations! Sounds like a great partnership (and this comes from someone who doesn't plays nor owns consoles haha), :D
The more audience the better.

Would be interesting to know if a disk edition for pc will be available too in the future. There have been similar suggestions in the past I liked.

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1 hour ago, admin said:

This means that in September, people around the world will be able to find disc-based copies of The Long Dark for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on store shelves! Mind-boggling.

that's funny. Hinterland still has not made a patch for console versions of the game (the game is extremely unstable for ps4), but plans to release a disc-based copies of The Long Dark for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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50 minutes ago, black72rat said:

that's funny. Hinterland still has not made a patch for console versions of the game (the game is extremely unstable for ps4), but plans to release a disc-based copies of The Long Dark for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

v1.29 for Xbox and PS4 are in test now, but we ran into some showstopper bugs which have caused a delay in release. As soon as we know more about when they can go through certification, we'll be sure to share that. As always, we appreciate your patience. 

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What if, y'all actually finished the game before selling more copies? I was promised this game would be done years ago now.

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I bought the game about a year or so before story mode released. At least Hinterland continues to work on the game. Other developers would probably have scrapped the entire project long before now.

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I hope to god Hinterland have completed the fully-reworked versions of episodes 1 & 2 before this retail release takes place. Otherwise you're going to have an entirely new crop of seriously pissed off fans to deal with. Once was bad enough..

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