Ah, Firewatch. I fondly remember playing Firewatch with my girlfriend when it came out earlier this year. Well actually, I remember how much flak I received for constantly picking the “wrong” dialogue options. But either way, I found Firewatch to be a hell of a game (albeit short), with a brilliant narrative, and a mysterious and lonely atmosphere to match.
Sounds like a great game to receive the film adaptation treatment, right? Well, the game’s developer Campo Santo sure thinks so. According to a recent interview, the developer has officially partnered up with film production company Good Universe and plan on bringing Firewatch to cinemas. Other projects are also in the works.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Campo Santo stated that they were thoroughly impressed by how the Good Universe guys “recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories.” The indie developer goes on to say that “It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can’t wait to see what we make together.”
Good Universe’s co-founder Joe Drake said in the same interview that “finding extraordinary content is incredibly exciting, and with the Campo Santo team, we felt an immediate simpatico with their utterly beguiling storytelling and amazing creative instincts.”
It’ll be interesting to see how well the game translates onto the big screen, especially considering its gorgeous, painted-by-hand style was one of the game’s main selling points (for me anyway).
No word on the film’s release date yet, but it probably won’t be like next week or something. Firewatch is currently available on PS4, XBO, PC, and Mac.