The new game won’t be shown at E3 2017.
A new Life Is Strange game is officially in development, developer Dontnod announced today.
Work on the game began shortly after the physical version of Season 1 shipped in January 2016, according to a post on Square Enix’s official website. There’s no word on whether the new game will pick up after the events of the first, or if it will even follow the same cast of characters at all.
Dontnod added it won’t be showing off the project at this year’s E3.
In addition to the announcement, Dontnod revealed Life Is Strange has passed 3 million “unique paying players” — a figure that doesn’t include those who downloaded the series’ first episode for free.
Last year, Square Enix announced it would develop a live-action Life Is Strange TV show for digital streaming services in partnership with Legendary Entertainment. Plot details on the potential series have not yet been revealed.
Last year, the first episode of Life Is Strange, titled Chrysalis, was made available for free indefinitely. Read IGN’s review of Chrysalis, to find out why, despite its writing and voice acting problems, the young-adult drama creates interesting scenarios for its “great main character.”
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Source: IGN Video Games