Good news, Xbox players: Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is now officially confirmed to be making its way to the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. UK-based indie developer ZA/UM has optimized their award-winning RPG for the Xbox consoles, which will be available for digital download on October 12.
Initially released in 2019, the genre-bending RPG/adventure/film noir/playable novel quickly took the gaming world by storm. It racked up multiple awards from The Game Awards and BAFTA and was highly praised for its writing and music (not to mention all the love it received here). If you haven’t had the chance to play it since its launch, The Final Cut has added a number of new features. Most impressive of all is the full voice acting, which brings the rich lore surrounding Revachol and its colorful cast of characters to life. Full controller customization is also a welcome addition, along with some new quests. And if you have the original version and feel worried about missing out, don’t fret: the upgrade to The Final Cut is free.
Disco Elysium – The Final Cut has returned to the gaming consciousness in another way besides Xbox, as well. It was recently announced that The Final Cut would be coming to the Switch, also in October. This is great news for those who want to take their existential crises on the go.
Despite being a couple of years old already, Disco Elysium continues to feel fresh. An RPG in only the broadest sense, your primary weapons are words, and your main enemy is yourself. Don’t let its reported one million words of text – ones that often touch on complex political, psychological, and philosophical themes – scare you away. Its compelling storytelling and witty presentation will leave a lasting impression long after you’ve finished playing.
For me, these new releases give me an excuse to start a new adventure and make some new choices. Last time I stopped short of fully committing to communism, and I definitely want to give karaoke another shot. One thing I know for sure: I’d die before I let anything bad happen to Lieutenant Kitsuragi.