One of the most pleasant surprises to come out last year was Campo Santo’s Firewatch, which is also undoubtedly one the prettiest games to come out in 2016.
And after previously being nominated for multiple awards at The Game Awards 2016, the developers have now announced that the game has hit a very exciting milestone. Sometime late last year, Firewatch exceeded one million units in sales, which is even more impressive than it sounds when you take into account that the game is also independently published.
The game takes place in the year 1989 in Shoshone National Forest, and places players into the role of a fire lookout named Henry. The plot follows his interactions with his supervisor Delilah, who he can only communicate with over a walkie-talkie, as well as the overarching mystery that looms overhead.
Sometime late last year we sold our one millionth copy of Firewatch. Thank you all so much! pic.twitter.com/7LSTqWuU8Q
— Campo Santo (@camposanto) January 3, 2017
A wide variety of dialog options are presented to the player upon the discovery of interactive objects or environments, and the choices made during these conversations in turn influence the tone of Henry’s relationship with Delilah.
Firewatch is available now on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux. The game has also received a limited physical release on the PlayStation 4, with only 7,300 copies available worldwide.