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The Long Dark is a brutal, cold and unforgiving survival adventure that has an episodic story survival mode as well as a full sandbox survival mode. Sadly, the third episode has been delayed but there is some good news.

Firstly, about the third episode. Hinterland said recently that they've hired a bunch of new people with some being from Capcom’s Vancouver studio which completely shut down. On top of that, they managed to purchase a bunch of motion capture equipment as a result of the aforementioned studio closure. With the new people and equipment, they say what they're able to do with episode three has expanded quite a lot and so it's not happening next month.

The good news is that the revamped versions of episode one and two are still due next month. They sound quite good too, with many areas of them improved. They said that "Everything has been re-written, re-recorded, and re-animated", which does sound quite interesting. It will have some proper voice-over and fully animated characters which could make it a lot more interesting to play.

On top of all that, the survival mode is also getting an update next month too. This will include "Craftable Hat, New Challenge Mode, New Condition Buff, some UI fixes, some gameplay tweaks, and general bug fixes" and some secrets they won't spoil for us just yet. See more about all the details here.

If you want to pick up The Long Dark, you can find it on Humble Store and Steam.

Also, we never did get a reply about why The Long Dark was removed from GOG.

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Leopard 12 November 2018 at 10:43 am UTC
ShmerlWhatever solution it was, it remains weird, because developers didn't explain it.

Yet you entitled it with "Another Steam exclusive attitude it seems"

Valve is not the enemy of GOG , you can't blame Valve for GOG's tweets or other business decisions
Shmerl 12 November 2018 at 2:31 pm UTC
LeopardYet you entitled it with "Another Steam exclusive attitude it seems"

Because it's exactly how it looks. And exclusivity here is driven by developers.


Last edited by Shmerl on 12 November 2018 at 2:31 pm UTC
Solitary 12 November 2018 at 8:49 pm UTC
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SolitaryThe reason might be political... to hurt GOG, but not the customers that already paid for the game.

I doubt it would hurt GOG, but it would hurt those who can't buy the game now.

Well, it "hurts" GOG because he doesnt get profits from sales. Of course it's just one game, but as I said, it's probably political. You can think what you want, but you can still buy the game... so it really doesn't.
Shmerl 12 November 2018 at 9:22 pm UTC
SolitaryYou can think what you want, but you can still buy the game... so it really doesn't.

Not sure what you mean. The whole point is that you can't buy the game, it was only left there for those who already bought it.
stan 12 November 2018 at 10:51 pm UTC
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Wow, a craftable hat and no DRM-free version! So awesome! I’m buying it ten times! I love games that will never be finished!
Solitary 13 November 2018 at 12:29 am UTC
Shmerl
SolitaryYou can think what you want, but you can still buy the game... so it really doesn't.

Not sure what you mean. The whole point is that you can't buy the game, it was only left there for those who already bought it.

Hint: GOG was not the only store that sells the game. People can still buy the game.
Shmerl 13 November 2018 at 1:33 am UTC
SolitaryHint: GOG was not the only store that sells the game. People can still buy the game.

I'm obviously talking about DRM-free option. Which other store sells it? I haven't seen one. So no, you can't buy the game.

If you are implying that was the intention of developers to begin with (to push users to DRM), it only strengthens the assumption, that it was a bad, anti-user move.


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