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Disco Elysium Final Cut edition features one million words of spoken dialogue

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Disco Elysium launched for consoles and PC back in 2019. Since then, it garnered numerous game award nominations and wins. Additionally, it started a humble cult following around the groundbreaking cop mystery RPG title. Fast forward to The Game Awards 2020, a new version of the hit mystery title is announced as an upcoming upgrade for “all players.” Fans knew of the upcoming Disco Elysium The Final Cut but few knew just how massive the incoming update is.

Above and Beyond Game Development

Disco Elysium The Final Cut arrives for the PlayStation in March with releases for the Xbox and Switch scheduled within the year. The game’s grandest upgrade is the insane amount of newly-recorded spoken dialogue for the characters. The Final Cut allegedly contains around one million words of dialogue. Developers ZA/UM assured its fans that the dialogue from the base game remains “99% the same.” In an interview with IGN, Disco Elysium lead writer Helen Hindpere went over the impending changes at length.

“Our intent was always to simulate how real-life conversations work. Not film conversations, or even book conversations, but real conversations. Ours are probably the most sprawling dialogue trees ever written. That’s because Disco Elysium is a conversation simulator. The VO brings us even closer to that.”

The base came is almost completely devoid of voice-acted dialogue so this will come as a massive change for most of its loyal players. However, newcomers to the title will get to experience all of its voice-acted glory if they pick up the title following The Final Cut’s release.

The Final Cut undoubtedly adds a different layer to the gaming experience. The entirety of the ZA/UM team worked hard towards delivering a completely upgraded title for its players. Few game developers go to such lengths to please their fans. Fortunately for Disco Elysium fanatics, ZA/UM completely respects the medium and the masterpiece they’ve crafted.

Disco Elysium The Final Cut releases first on PlayStation this March.