Fans of Disco Elysium have been waiting for a console port of the game for quite some time now, and it appears that their wishes have been heard because the RPG has been confirmed to release on PS4 and PS5 at The Game Awards.
At the moment, Disco Elysium is exclusively available on PC, but that will no longer be the case next year. More specifically, the PlayStation version of the game is set to release in March 2021.
Developed and published by ZA/UM, many individuals in the gaming community have been waiting for the chance to play Disco Elysium, especially since it made quite an impact last year when it was released. As a matter of fact, it was so popular that it snatched the most awards during The Game Awards 2019. Not only that, it’s currently being turned into a TV series.
That being said, this announcement didn’t really come as a surprise to most fans because developer KA/UM already teased this news last year when designer and writer Robert Kurvitz said to USgamer that they were “going to port the game to consoles.”
That being said, PlayStation users will be introduced to Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, which is an enhanced version of the original title. This version contains free upgrades as well for those who already own the game.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, as mentioned, has a release window of March 2021, but a specific release date hasn’t been revealed just yet. In addition, there’s no news yet if the groundbreaking RPG will be receiving Xbox or Nintendo Switch ports, as the aforementioned PlayStation consoles were the only ones confirmed.
For those unfamiliar with the title, Disco Elysium is a one-of-a-kind RPG that’s set in a war-impacted city. Among other things that have transpired in this city is a murder, with a victim that has been rendered unidentifiable.
Players will be taking on the role of a detective who happens to have amnesia, but this won’t stop him from successfully solving this mysterious case.
What makes Disco Elysium stand out from other RPGs is its combat. Roleplaying titles similar to this one usually have some kind of intense hack-and-slash combat mechanic, but instead, Disco Elysium approaches different situations via dialogue trees and skill checks.
In addition to that, players won’t have to fight their way through hundreds of enemies. Instead, they can play the game at their own pace and tackle circumstances however they want to approach it. In other words, players have a choice — they can either fight their way through the game or be as kind and considerate as possible.
Many praised Disco Elysium not only for its unique gameplay, though, but for its narrative and writing as well. It’s an immersive game that has a lot of depth, with countless in-game characters to interact with. Even more impressive is the fact that each character is voiced.
Disco Elysium is definitely one of the greats and we’re thrilled that it’s finally heading to PlayStation consoles. Hopefully, Xbox and Nintendo Switch users will be able to play it at some point in the future as well.