After Iridium Studios launches There Came an Echo, an in-development, isometric strategy game that can be controlled with spoken commands on PC, Iridium will say "Xbox, port ... no, Xbox, port! Xbox PORT!" Official Xbox Magazine has revealed Iridium's plans to launch an Xbox One version of There Came an Echo "shortly" after its PC launch.
Although a June 2014 release date was suggested during the game's Kickstarter campaign, a backer update from last month states that October 2014 is a bit more likely. During Destructoid's recent e-mail exchange with Iridium, Iridium calculated that the delay would put the Xbox One version's launch near early 2015. Mac and Linux ports are also planned, but Iridium told Destructoid that they're unlikely to launch alongside the PC version.
The delay will allow Iridium to add gesture controls, but if you're worried about the technology being unable to pick up the eyerolls you've been practicing over the aforementioned speech controls, know that you'll be able to use a keyboard and mouse for the PC version. Presumably, that suggests controller support will also be available for those who don't want to use the Kinect.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Released 2013-11-22