Back in November 2015, we were teased with the announcement that Funcom’s funfair based horror-survival title; The Park was coming to Xbox One. The game saw a successful Hallowe’en release on PC last year and the developer decided that it would be a perfect fit to release on console. Now, Funcom have finally gotten around to revealing a release date.
This will be Funcom’s first console release since Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, way back in 2006. The Park will release on the 3rd of May worldwide and will serve up it’s chills, ice cold.
Just like other psychological-horror titles, the game is massively popular with online streamers and the PC version generated more than 10 million views on Let’s Play YouTube videos. I’m sure that it will generate as much interest on Twitch through Xbox One.
The Park will see you step into Lorraine’s shoes, a mother, whose son goes missing at the abandoned Atlantic Island Park. Players must explore the dilapidated amusement area and face panic and paranoia as they progress. Unravel Lorraine’s story and the history of the funfair itself.
Focusing entirely on intense storytelling and exploration instead of combat and action, this draws inspiration from other first-person exploration games such as Gone Home, Dear Esther and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. This funfair has a dark and sinister secret. Your task is to search for Lorraine’s son, Callum. Call out for him as you examine clues and listen to Lorraine’s own inner voice as the game progresses.
CEO of Funcom, Rui Casais;
We are thrilled to develop for consoles again. Not only because The Park is a great fit for console gaming, but the process has also given us a lot of experience which we can use for some of our upcoming games, like ‘Conan Exiles’.
The Park is opening it’s gates to Xbox One gamers on the 3rd of May, then. Here’s a reminder from the announcement trailer of what you can expect from the game.