Disco Elysium Confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One
The popular detective RPG Disco Elysium is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020, according to developers ZA/UM.Inspired by tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons, Disco Elysium puts you in the shoes of a nameless detective, allowing you to craft your backstory that influences your narrative and decisions throughout going forward.In a message to USgamer, Robert Kurvitz, designer and writer on Disco Elysium said, “[W]e are going to port the game to consoles so you can play on your PlayStation and Xbox. So, you know, that’s my message to you guys for 2020. It plays really, really nicely on a controller because […] you don’t need to click around and give specific tactical commands, which the controller isn’t very good at.”No specific date was given beyond 2020, but IGN will be sure to update you when we’ve learned of a more exact launch date..Other similar isometric RPGs, like Divinity: Original Sin II, have made their way to consoles in recent years including a recent Nintendo Switch port for Original Sin II, but the controls can sometimes be considered by players a bit clunky as compared to their PC counterparts. Thankfully, Disco Elysium plays more like a visual novel in many ways, relying more on dialog options instead of clicking specific locations of the screen.Much of the inspiration for the game’s development came from Kurvitz’s 2013 novel Sacred and Terrible Air, which will be published in English in 2020. According to Kurvitz, “it’s gonna be an English translation for a book that sort of started the whole thing; got us the chance to make this video game—proved that the world was interesting enough and novel enough and technically well done enough.”Disco Elysium: 18 ScreenshotsIn IGN’s Disco Elysium review, our own Simon Cardy discussed why it’s one of our favorite experiences of the year, and while we can’t wait to explore Revachol from the comfort of our couches, we hope the game makes its way to Switch eventually, as well.Looking for more Disco Elysium? Check out the first 26 minutes of Disco Elysium gameplay.
Matthew Adler is a freelance journalist who is torn now as to which version to buy. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewadler and watch him stream a variety of games on Twitch.