Hey there, Delilah
Firewatch is a game about rambling. You'll spend much of Campo Santo's outdoorsy adventure navigating the Wyoming wilderness on your lonesome, chatting with a lady who you've never met over your handheld radio. Forget the walking simulator – this is very much a walkie-talkie simulator. But if you go down to the woods today, can...
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The conclusion to Campo Santo's walking sim in the wilderness may have divided opinion, but Firewatch has done well for itself commercially. According to the developer, Henry and Delilah's adult yarn has now sold one million copies across all formats, which is a huge success for such a small developer. We didn't really buy into the fiction...
Relight the fire
Maintain a vigilant lookout, because Firewatch will be traipsing out at retail this year, courtesy of Limited Run Games, the company behind physical releases of various other niche titles. There'll be approximately 10,000 copies of the occasionally dark walking simulator manufactured, so you're going to need to camp out on the...
Smooth as peanut butter
Firewatch is not a game that demands flawless performance, but it's difficult to stay immersed in the Wyoming wilderness when it's wobbling like a plate of jelly. Fortunately, developer Campo Santo acknowledged the performance issues almost immediately, and has been working hard on a patch ever since. That update's available...
No smoke without fire
Although we have some serious narrative hang-ups, Firewatch is still a game that we recommend you play – purely because it sparks some great discussion. However, outside of the debatable plotting issues, the game has some undebatable performance problems – particularly on the PlayStation 4, where it runs worse than Usain...
The Wyoming wilderness awaits
Push Square Towers is already aboard the Firewatch-fuelled hype train, as we can't wait to get stuck in to the Wyoming-based adventure. And as its 9th February release nears, we're beginning to learn a little more about the title, which sees you assume the role of a ranger and deals with the relationship that you build...
Now that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is out and analysed, it's time to turn your attention to a different kind of first-person adventure. Firewatch, the upcoming PlayStation 4 game set in the Wyoming wilderness, may not have orb people and Chad graffiti, but it's interesting all the same. Developed by a slew of ex-The Walking Dead...
Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.
In Firewatch you play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it's your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you've left behind.
But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you'll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.