During the Game Awards 2018 pre-show, a new edition of first-person “walking simulator” The Stanley Parable will be releasing sometime in 2019, called The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe. The thought-provoking meta-narrative game originally launched for PC back in 2013 and gained critical acclaim for its clever storytelling and often hilarious (and dark) moments.
Along with a trailer that featured the original narrator Kevan Brighting breaking the fourth wall again, and cracking a joke about getting loads of money from a re-release, it was revealed that new content will be included in Ultra Deluxe. This means that new choices and new endings come with the updated version. The game will also be coming to consoles (though which platforms were not specified) and PC.
The Stanley Parable has players walking through a series of rooms throughout a eerily empty office space while making observations about work culture and handling your personal life with a dash of dark humor. It also incorporates surrealist scenarios that are as bizarre as they are surprisingly creepy.
You can read through our review of The Stanley Parable‘s original release in which author Carolyn Petit said the game is, “both a richly stimulating commentary on the nature of choice in games (and in other systems, too, like our workplaces and our families) and a game that offers some of the most enjoyable, surprising, and rewarding choices I’ve ever been confronted with in a game.”