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Every so often, a game comes out that completely changes the way we think about the medium, and This War of Mine is one of them. Originally released back in 2014 by Polish developer 11 Bit Studios, the game depicts a group of civilians trying to survive in the midst of a war that’s swept through their city. It’s harrowing, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s a game that depicts the tragic realities of war all too well.
Today the studio announced that it will be rereleasing This War of Mine: Final Cut for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S on May 10, and the game will also be available on Xbox Games Pass. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the game back in 2019, 11 Bit released This War of Mine: Final Cut, which was free for those who already owned the game.
This version of the game included new story content, remastered maps, upgraded 4K graphics, UI improvements, and more. The narrative DLC This War of Mine: Stories will also be available to purchase on PS5 and Xbox Series separately, or bundled together with the base game in This War of Mine: Complete Edition.
11 Bit’s CEO Przemek Marszal had this to say about the Final Cut in a press release:
“The message and themes existing inside of This War of Mine have, unfortunately, become brutally vivid and relevant in recent months. We believe it’s especially important to educate people on the realities of war right now, while its horrifying reality has become a daily struggle for people that are close to us. We’re proud that recent This War of Mine fundraising helped us create a wave of spontaneous help for war victims in Ukraine, and we hope we can further spread our antiwar message with This War of Mine: Final Cut.”
It’s horrifying that a game like this can still be so relevant today, but 11 Bit really is doing some great work in spreading their message and raising money for the efforts in Ukraine. Here’s to hoping that this Games For Change award nominee can continue to inspire that change into the future.