Developer Daedalic has some surprising news for Silence: The Whispered World 2. Normally, the company is used to releasing its point and click adventures on PC, but it has announced that this game will come to Xbox One as well.
In the accompanying release, Steffen Boos of Daedalic says that Silence: The Whispered World 2 was “always” meant to become a multiplatform release. It waited to reveal this, as the team wanted to get their design right, seeing that the message states:
From early on, we planned to release Silence – The Whispered World 2 on consoles as well, but we wanted to make absolutely certain the controls were tuned to each platform before announcing its console status.
Silence – The Whispered World 2 is a departure from its original release’s style, the 2D animation depictions known from the developer, which is similar to classics like Discworld. In this sequel, visuals are presented in smooth 3D with highly illustrated backgrounds instead.
In the game, players follow Noah, a boy who once roamed the world of Silence as Sadwick the Clown from the first game. Noah is in search of little sister Renie, which eventually leads to joining the rebels and an uncovering of plenty mysteries.
Previously, Daedalic was also responsible for many other titles in the genre, such as Deponia and The Night of the Rabbit. It’s currently also producing The Devil’s Men, another illustrated adventure with multiple protagonists.
Silence – The Whispered World 2 will release on PC and Xbox One at the same time, somewhere in 2015. It’s the first venture for the developer into the latest line of consoles.