Firewatch, one of my favorite games of 2016, is being made into a feature-length film. The first-person mystery-adventure game released early this year to positive reception. Campo Santo, the indie developer, announced via Twitter that the company is partnering up with Good Universe to bring Firewatch to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Campo Santo met Good Universe and they were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. “It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process by creating things even more exciting” states Campo Santo.
The development team and Good Universe are teaming up to not only bring the story of Firewatch to the big screen, but plan on developing projects that will “bridge both the video game and feature film worlds.”
Firewatch’s story is set in Wyoming during 1989, a year after the Yellowstone fires of 1988. It all takes place in the National park where a man named Henry is working as a fire lookout over the summer. Strange things start to happen to him and his supervisor, Delilah, which connects to a mystery that took place years ago. The story gets really deep and emotional which means that seeing a live-action version would most likely be something truly special.
Now that the game has been out since February, it has sold almost 1 million copies. It first came out for PS4, PC, Mac, and Linux; but now it’s available on the Xbox One.
Having the game on multiple systems will surely boost the sales and make this game more widely known.
We will be sure to keep you updated on any further news of the film.
-Written by Greysun Morales
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