Gone Home Console Ports On Hold

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Gone HomeGone Home won’t be coming to home consoles any time soon. Fullbright Company game designer Steve Gaynor explains in an interview that the partnership they had with Midnight City “has sadly come to an end.” It was through this partnership that would have enabled Fullbright to work on both their upcoming title Tacoma and the home console ports of Gone Home.

“So, we don’t really know what that means for Gone Home for console for us,” Gaynor continues. “In the immediate term, it’s no longer a going thing.”

Gone Home was a PC adventure game most notable for its lack of bombast and scale. Instead of a world spanning journey or an epic story of civilizations, Gone Home tells the simple story of a family raising a teenage girl. There is no supernatural element or crime related storylines to be found here. Just a small tale of self discovery told through the everyday objects found in a home.

Midnight City is the indie publishing arm of Majesco. They’ve published several notable indie titles in the past such as Costume Quest 2, Double Dragon Neon, and Slender: The arrival. Majesco has been dealing with some serious financial issues recently, which has led to layoffs last November.

Fullbright still wants to bring Gone Home to home consoles at some time in the future, but for now they’re focusing their attention on Tacoma.

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  • Axle_Magnum

    I say this is a good thing, don’t need a walking simulator on the Wii U.

  • Eric

    Disappointing. I was kinda looking forward to this on the Wii U

  • Iyamtebist

    TBH, i always hated Gone Home. Not even just because of the whole “not
    being a game” thing. Hell the same thing can also be said for games like
    999, Corpse Party, Phoenix Wright, or Telltale’s The Walking Dead. The
    problem I have with Gone Home is that it is barely even a movie or
    visual novel either. There isn’t even any gameplay other than walking
    yet it still manages to have horrible pacing in terms of how the story
    is spread out. The entire thing could have been done as a Forum post
    without losing anything of value. And the story is not even that good.
    The main appeal is of it being about a Lesbian couple, yet the script is
    so bland that you could have made one of them male and the story would
    not have changed in the slightest. I seriously wonder how this game got
    any form of positive reception among the gaming community aside from
    making people think it’s too smart for them and that they “don’t get
    it.”