SCE Santa Monica Studio and The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow announced What Remains of Edith Finch for PlayStation 4 during PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
“Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day,” said creative director Ian Dallas on the PlayStation Blog. “The gameplay and tone of the stories are as different as the family members themselves. The only constant is that each story is played from a first-person perspective and each ends with that family member’s death. You’ll follow Edith Finch as she explores the history of her family and tries to figure out why she’s the last Finch left alive.”
While it might sound like a horror game, Dallas assures it isn’t. It’s not designed to scare people, but rather amaze them by the “majesty of the universe” and humble them by “how fragile and short your own life is.”
Dallas adds, “Like The Unfinished Swan, it echoes what it feels like to be a child: encountering forces beyond your ability to understand or control. That can definitely feel scary, but it isn’t meant to.”
What Remains of Edith Finch is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2016.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.