Melbourne-based developer Ghost Pattern has revealed overnight that its upcoming heartfelt interactive narrative game Wayward Strand, which was previously only announced for PC and Mac, is coming to PS5 and PS4 when it eventually launches.
The announcement was accompanied by a post on the PlayStation Blog, with the team explaining some of the history, mechanics and themes of Wayward Strand. We spoke at large with Ghost Pattern about Wayward Strand back in 2020, you can read that interview here.
Wayward Strand is set in Australia during the 1970s onboard an airship hospital. You play as teenager Casey Beaumaris, whose mother is a nurse at the hospital and has asked Casey, who is a budding journalist, to tag along for three days. Casey agrees, with the idea of gaining an insight into the patients and history of the hospital for an article for her school newspaper.
Casey will meet several diverse and unique characters on her stay, each of whom have their own timeline. It means that players will have to choose which characters they want to learn about at any given time; do you want to go and speak with Esther Fitzgerald, one of the hospital’s more older and eccentric characters or will you chat with Neil Avery, a former motivational speaker and self-help book author? It means that multiple playthroughs will be required to hear everyone’s stories.
Wayward Strand has been on my radar since I first saw it at PAX Australia in 2019. It’s awesome news that more players will be able to experience this unique interactive narrative journey.
You can check out the teaser trailer below: