Independent studio Campo Santo (Firewatch) has been acquired by a most unlikely suitor - Valve, a digital store operator that once made video games. Three people familiar with the news confirmed the purchase to Kotaku today.
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Copyright, free speech, and entertainment lawyers have mixed opinions on the legality of game developer Campo Santo's decision to fight hate speech with a copyright strike after reaching a breaking point with YouTube celebrity Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg.
Game developer Sean Vanaman announced on social media today that Campo Santo, the studio behind the indie game Firewatch, will be filing a takedown against Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg on YouTube over footage featuring their latest game, as well any future releases. This came hours after widely circulated footage showed Kjellberg say the n-word while streaming an online shooter.
You know what they say -- your first 500,000 sales are easy, it's the next 500,000 that takes work! OK, no one has ever said that. Sure, diminishing returns are a thing, but I doubt Campo Santo is particularly upset that it's sold over one million copies of Firewatch, hitting the milestone "sometime late last year".
Campo Santo's acclaimed Firewatch may have had its day in the sun, but it looks like the developer has been tinkering on the title in preparation for the PS4 Pro. In addition to "enhanced detail" on Sony's console, the game now has a "free roam" mode available for all platforms.
PS4 players of Campo Santo's Firewatch who've been jealously eyeing off their PC counterparts, it's time to glare elsewhere. The developer has released a meaty update for the game on Sony's console.
Now that Firewatch has been out for a few days, players have had enough time for the game's Steam page to fill up with user-submitted screenshots. And hoo boy.
Over the last couple of weeks we've seen (and read) a bit on Campo Santo's debut title, Firewatch. The game looks beautifully minimalist, sufficiently mysterious and ever-so-slightly creepy, despite the bright, soft orange aesthetic. If you've been desperate for more -- and really, who isn't? -- well, time to make yourself comfortable for the better part of an hour...
That's Firewatch, a nifty-sounding PC game just announced by indie outfit Campo Santo. They say you'll play as a fire-lookout in the Wyoming wilderness, drawn out of your watchtower by strange events and tethered to humanity only by the voice on the other end of your radio.