Back in 2020, we got our first glimpse of Season, a visually stunning adventure in which players chronicle various details of their quasi-Earth-based fantasy world (think Studio Ghibli instead of Tolkien) before it was completely destroyed in a mysterious apocalypse. The game has suffered a few bumps in the road since then, including accusations of managing toxic substances at Montreal-based developer Scavengers Studio, but development has continued, and now retitled Season: A Letter to the Future, it has locked in an early 2023 release date. Check From the latest trailer for the season below.
Development issues aside, there’s no denying that it looks rather beautiful. Intrigued but not sure if the season is right for you? Well, the demo is now available on Steam and the PlayStation Store. The season can be pre-ordered now, and if you’re a PS Plus member, you’ll get 10% off the game’s $25 price. This is the official description of the game…
In Season: A Message to the Future, you play a young woman from a secluded village who explores the world by bicycle for the first time, collecting memories before a disaster washes everything away. Season is a quest to discover a new world; one unknown yet familiar. Document, photograph, and record Life as you find it, while you still can.
Gameplay in Season: A Letter to the Future focuses on exploring, recording, and encountering the strange world around you. At any time, you can hop off your bike and grab a logging tool from your bag. Each picks up a different item; The sounds and music, the art and architecture, the voices of the elderly, the fading of religious practices, the relics of past seasons. Your tools help you examine the world more closely so you can understand the culture, history, and environment that lies beneath it all.”
- Bike Road Trip: Make your way through scenic landscapes on your bike.
- Explore a mysterious world: meet a variety of characters along your way, who will change the course of your story.
- Document, Film, and Record: Collect memories, make recordings, and discover the secrets of the season’s world before it’s over.
Season: A Letter to the Future launches on PC, PS4, and PS5 on January 31, 2023.