'The Park' release date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fixed for 2016


“The Park,” Funcom’s single-player psychological horror game, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year. In its official announcement, Funcom did not reveal the exact date but said the game will be released for these consoles in the first quarter (January to March) of 2016. 

“Encouraged by the positive reactions we have received on the Windows PC version, we are very excited about bringing it to consoles,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Exploring a dark, sinister and frankly terrifying location from the comfort of your sofa, with the lights turned off and controller in hand, is sure to be a very rewarding experience.” 

“The Park” is a very narrative game and explores the psychological aspect of theme park horror games, explained creative director Joel Bylos. According to Engadget, it is not a typical horror video game, but it is really one about parenting. As Bylos explained, the game takes off on a parent’s dark days.

In the game, players take on the role of Lorraine, a young mother who has lost her son Callum after closing time in Atlantic Island Park. She must explore the park’s rides in an attempt to find her son. Along the way, she discovers the park’s secret and faces panic and paranoia as the game progresses in one to two hours of gameplay. 

According to GameSpot, the game is part of the developer’s strategy to create “small, experimental, and innovative” games based on new concepts and platforms. 

Funcom originally released “The Park” as a game for the PC a few days before Halloween, on Oct. 27. The PC version can be bought via Steam, NVIDIA GeForce NOW Store, GamersGate, Humble Store, and GreenManGaming. 

“The Park” is Funcom’s first console release after 2006’s “Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.” The developer is also responsible for “Age of Conan” and “The Secret World.”