Firewatch is out now on PS4, along with a beautiful Dynamic Theme

Find out more about Campo Santo’s handsome mystery adventure

We live in an exciting time. And no, not just because we all now live in a world where you can turn on your PlayStation 4 and download Firewatch, the debut game from our studio Campo Santo. And no, for the nine of you who are my co-workers and reading this, not because you now get to come down off of the manic launch high you’ve been riding and return to regular sleep patterns.

No, I’m referring to the fact that we all now live in a world where less than a dozen folks can get together, download a game engine and put a couple of years into making a game that you’re playing on a PlayStation. That’s crazy! That’s mental! This was not true like, jeez, *five minutes ago.*

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If you buy and play Firewatch and enjoy it, you live in a world where there are more and more original, surprising and risky games that get to exist on a major platform that didn’t have to be pitched, packaged and homogenized before finding their way to you. And these games, games like The Witness, The Talos Principle and Transistor, are made by just a handful of people who now, because we live in the aforementioned bonkers time, have direct access to you.

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Maybe you can’t even tell. Perhaps it just seems like wow, there are just more great games. But for us, it’s everything. We can live and die by our own successes and put our games right next to the huge stuff. In fact, we hope you can’t tell — we hope a game is a game and is a game and we’re the one you choose to entertain you for a while.

Firewatch is out now for €19.99/£14.99, and we’ve made an ultra-premium Firewatch PS4 theme as well. It’s €3.49/£2.89.

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We hope you enjoy the game and if you do (or don’t, what the heck) let us know in the comments, come tell us on Twitter, or pop on over to our dev blog to see how we’ve gone about this crazy two year journey!

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I’ve been looking forward to sitting down with this game since the first trailer came out, it really piqued my interest.

From the reviews I’ve read in the last couple of days, it seems to live up the hype, so well done on that.

I’m downloading it now, looking forward to actually playing when I’ve the time.

Downloading. Why can’t it go faster?

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What’s with the bundle?

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Sorry, the bundle in the german store.

CoolRichy007UK 09 February, 2016 @ 21:13
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Game & Firewatch theme that changes with real time

The Dev answered somebody on twitter that they don’t have a bundle in the German store (and I expect none of the non-English stores as it is not in Belgium either):

https://twitter.com/camposanto/status/697144466042277889

It’s a bummer, but because the bundle is not -10% the game + theme are cheaper then the bundle anyway (only it grinds at me that I did buy a theme and with the bundle I would not care as much).

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Thanks for all the hard work.
This is an Insta-Buy for sure!!!
Heck, I’ll even buy the Theme!

Will be buying this at the weekend.

Can I ask why there are only 5 trophies?

Don’t get me wrong, this game looks fantastic, and game purchases shouldn’t be dictated by trophy lists, but they can be a great way of adding replay value. It does seems a shame there are only 5 for a title such as this.

It won’t put me off buying it, but has surprised me too.

Hi, I can’t find Firewatch + theme bundle in Polish store? Do you know if it will be available in our country?

It appears to be the same in the Portuguese store. It would be nice to get some news about that as well.

The Dev answered somebody on twitter that they don’t have a bundle in the German store (and I expect none of the non-English stores as it is not in Belgium either):

https://twitter.com/camposanto/status/697144466042277889

It’s a bummer, but because the bundle is not -10% the game + theme are cheaper then the bundle anyway (only it grinds at me that I did buy a theme and with the bundle I would not care as much).

Hm, this looks surprisingly interesting and beautiful. Thought it’d be another 2D indie but now I understand what all the hype in the store post was all about :p Will wait for a sale on the game or a moment I really want something new but I might get the pretty theme.

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Downloading right now. Its gonna be a long night.

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5 trophies what a joke. No plat No Play.

CoolRichy007UK 09 February, 2016 @ 21:13
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No plat no play your loss ok :D

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No the joke is missing what seems like an absolutely fantastic game because of a lack of trophies or even the platinum trophy. That’s madness games never even used to have trophies. Not all games need to have trophies especially if it’s just gonna distract from the main event.

Would I like it if it had more trophies, sure and I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t start games as quickly if they don’t have trophies/achievements anymore (and that I “miss” them if the games don’t have them like on PS3 in the beginning or some steam games). But if I see a game which looks good to me and which I want to play I am not going to let it pass because of them either.

I play my games to have fun and because I like playing games. If you can’t play games without trophies or with not that much trophies, don’t play them, but you will miss out on great games.

Why doesn’t the game/theme bundle have a ps+ discount on the UK store like the game does on its own?

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It’s cheaper to buy them separately.

Classic_Shooter 09 February, 2016 @ 21:55
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gonna wait for this, seems a bit like a rip of the long dark which is amazing. But i hope not.

Will the theme (or the theme bundle) be available in the Portuguese store? As of now I only get the option to purchase the game and I was really looking forward for the bundle.

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I really like the look of that theme, but £2.89 is bloody expensive for a moving wallpaper.

Do they ever do sales on themes? :P

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This is a must buy!

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Only an hour or so in, and really enjoying it so far – but man, it runs like a dog on PS4. Stutters / frame rate drops constantly. It really is affecting my enjoyment of the actual game!

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buy on canadian store

12,90€

I will absolutely be buying this, but only after the issues have been resolved.

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It also hogs on PC. Now I’m reading that it happens on PS4 as well. Not really worth 20 euros by any means, I’ll wait for the supposed fix, read a review of that version, wait for a price discount and then consider it. Wasn’t all that impressed by the few minutes I spent on it, but maybe it’s worth after all the above happens.

Looks pretty, gutted I can’t cope with 1st person congrats to the devs though

Amazing Game!!!!!!

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Really good game! Amazing that ony a team of 10 made this!!
Framerate does drop now and again but just bearable. I don’t see why the speaker in the ps4 wasn’t utilised tho? Would make the whole game more immersive

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I finished the game yesterday and loved it! I had no idea about this game until I saw the comments in the store post. Then went to check it out and thought it looked interesting. Ended up buying it as I couldn’t resist. Have no regrets! So happy to have played it as it is an amazing game!!! So you should all be proud!

The framerate drop wasn’t a problem for me. It suffered a little bit here and there but I barely even noticed it. It did not ruin my enjoyment in any way. Loved the colours and the music too. The walkie talkie was great fun also!!! Was a lovely story

The only disappointing thing I found was the boombox having the same song repeating over and over. Also disappointing there wasn’t a few more trophies such as related to the cans, bottle, camera. But it was no big deal.

It’s a really good game and people should play it even though it doesn’t have a platinum. Don’t let the lack of platinum ruin you from an opportunity of playing something really beautiful. If you refuse to ...

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I finished the game yesterday and loved it! I had no idea about this game until I saw the comments in the store post. Then went to check it out and thought it looked interesting. Ended up buying it as I couldn’t resist. Have no regrets! So happy to have played it as it is an amazing game!!! So you should all be proud!

The framerate drop wasn’t a problem for me. It suffered a little bit here and there but I barely even noticed it. It did not ruin my enjoyment in any way. Loved the colours and the music too. The walkie talkie was great fun also!!! Was a lovely story

The only disappointing thing I found was the boombox having the same song repeating over and over. Also disappointing there wasn’t a few more trophies such as related to the cans, bottle, camera. But it was no big deal.

It’s a really good game and people should play it even though it doesn’t have a platinum. Don’t let the lack of platinum ruin you from an opportunity of playing something really beautiful. If you refuse to play because of no platinum then you are really missing out on something great.

Its just info for people who bought the game

Brilliant game. Totally original and fantastic looking too. No issues with loading or gameplay. One of the year’s best so far for me.

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