Disco Elysium: The Final Cut has been announced. The award-winning fusion of tabletop RPG mechanics and a bunch of strange storytelling is coming to show off its improvements in 2021, with launches headed to PS4 and PlayStation 5 first in March. This new version of the incredible game will include a ton of refinements and changes, effectively making it the best version.
If you haven’t played Disco Elysium, this will be the perfect time to do so. The Final Cut version will be the version that’s targeted at next-gen consoles, as well as improving the gameplay. The console port will have 4K and 60FPS support on PlayStation 5. On the gameplay front, things are changing a lot with the inclusion of new Political Vision quests. These story beats are meant to more radically transform the path of the story, while also give you something new to explore for returning players.
You can check out a trailer for Disco Elysium The Final Cut below. So far ports have been confirmed for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 as well as PC, iOS and Google Stadia from March 2021, There’s even a release planned for Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021. I think I found a new addition to my Switch library.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut will also include full voice acting. For an almost entirely text-based game previously, this is huge. A big hurdle for many players was the lack of voice acting. Because reading tons of text can be tiring for some, and this will help get more players into the game. It also means that this port of the game will be easier to stream, as you don’t have to read out multiple mountains of text while streaming the game. The LP tax is real, and this release is like a really messed up tax rebate, but in a good way.
Disco Elysium is the kind of game that hides a lot of really clever elements behind simple gameplay. Without any combat, it might seem like a real miss for a CRPG, but it really isn’t. Through a mixture of intense writing, skill checks and dialogue trees become the core of the experience. Your character is a real scumbag, and they can be even more of one as the game goes on. The choices you make when interacting with the game will alter future choices you can make, as well as the mental state of your protagonist. For example, you can have your outlook towards certain groups be permanently altered in-game by being exposed to certain ideas in dialogue. I won’t spoil anything though, you should play this one for yourself.
There’s no right or wrong way to play the game, making it an incredible game you have to experience at least once if you’re at all interested in the genre of CRPGs.