The absolutely stellar What Remains of Edith Finch hits PS5 and Xbox Series consoles today

What Remains of Edith Finch ambiguous family curse

It’s a free upgrade for those who already own it

2017 was a stellar year for video games. So many excellent titles launched that you might have even let some slip you by. And if What Remains of Edith Finch is one of you, there’s some good news: this emotional story is out now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Revealed as part of today’s Annapurna Interactive summer showcase, What Remains of Edith Finch got a next-gen update today, bringing Giant Sparrow’s adventure game to the new console hardware. It arrives with 4K and 60 FPS support. And what’s more, owners of the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 can upgrade to the newer generation versions for free.

Otherwise, the game is available on the Xbox store and PlayStation Store. (It is also on Game Pass, at the time of this writing.)

What’s left of those who came before

If you need a pitch on Edith Finch, it’s a narrative adventure game where you play as the titular heroine Edith. The Finches are a superstitious family, governed in part by one constant rule: every member of the family has their own room. And the house the Finches live in just keeps growing, up and up.

As you enter new areas and learn more about the Finches who came before, trying to discover why Edith is the last Finch alive, you also learn about your family members. Each area is a new vignette, often with its own mechanic and narrative device, exploring what happened to them and why. And also, maybe a little bit about their life.

It is a sublimely beautiful game about life, legacy, family, death, mourning, and a really, really big house. As we covered five years ago and still today, What Remains of Edith Finch is very worth your time. And those rooms will likely look even better with all that hardware bolstering them.

Eric Van Allen