Return of the Obra Dinn Comes to Xbox One this Fall

By Heidi Nicholas, 16 days ago
Lucas Pope's mystery game, Return of the Obra Dinn, released onto PC last year to wide acclaim. This fall, the game's coming to Xbox One, giving console players the chance to uncover what happened to the Obra Dinn.


The game's premise revolves around the merchant ship named Obra Dinn. In 1803, it failed to meet its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was believed to be lost at sea. In 1807, 4 years later, the Obra Dinn returned, minus all 51 of its crew. The player takes on the role of an insurance investigator from the East India Company, whose task it is to find out what happened to the ship, its cargo, and its crew. The game's site describes it as an "Insurance Adventure"; a phrase which probably hasn't been used all that much before. The game's played from a first-person perspective and features a "1-bit" art style which gives the game its own unique flavour. The player relies on logic and exploration to identify each crew member and find out how they died, but it also has its own supernatural element. The player's compass enables them to rewind time and observe the death of each crew member, so as to figure out what happened. Return of the Obra Dinn won numerous prizes, including 2 BAFTAs for Game Design and Artistic Achievement, and got an impressive metascore of 89 on Metacritic. All of this makes the news that it's coming to consoles highly exciting, and hopefully Pope will elaborate on a release date soon. In the meantime, you can get a better idea of the game by watching its initial release trailer:



We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Return of the Obra Dinn achievements.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!