Studio ZA/UM will be releasing Disco Elysium: The Final Cut later today on Google Stadia, which will allow you to play the game on your handheld devices using cloud streaming technology.
It’s an RPG inspired by tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, where you use many elements from that format such as skill checks and dice rolls to determine your every action. It also takes inspiration from classic adventure games like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment.
Set in a fantasy world called Revachol, you are a detective trying to solve a murder while also suffering from amnesia. Everything in the game from conversations to combat is resolved using skill checks, dialogue trees and dice rolls, leaving every action you make up to chance.
The game uses a skills system which represents every single aspect of the protagonist’s wellbeing. As an example, you can level up his physical strength which will make him good in a fight, but if he’s lacking in intelligence then he may struggle to decipher certain clues or leads in the investigation.
There’s also the Thought Cabinet, which represents the protagonist’s ideologies and personality traits. This gives you the freedom to express your thoughts and emotions, which allows you to play Disco Elysium in a wide array of different social or political ways.
The original version of Disco Elysium launched on PC in 2019, whereas The Final Cut adds new quests, areas, and characters as well as full voice-acting for every single person who speaks in the game. ZA/UM says around one million words have been recorded, which is quite a lot considering the average novel only has around 100,000 words written on its pages.
You will be able to play Disco Elysium: The Final Cut on your mobile phone later today when it launches on Google Stadia at 6PM BST.