Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, a “director’s cut” of the original game from 2019, will introduce the “political vision search”, which gives players a chance to further cement the protagonist’s ideological leans.
The latest edition comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia next month, and completes developer ZA / UM’s vision for the dialogue-heavy role-playing game.
Although these missions will not affect the main story, ZA / UM author and narrative designer Justin Keenan said that they will include new characters and objects, as well as permanent changes in Disco Elysium user interface. Although Keenan stopped short to explain what he meant by that.
“Really, these missions are meant to give players the chance to bring some of the ideological themes of the story to a satisfying conclusion and explore what’s really going on behind the political stance that the protagonist sometimes likes to engage in,” Keenan said. Push Square (h / t Rock Paper Shotgun).
Disco Elysium is a game built almost exclusively around choices. At some point, these choices give the protagonist the opportunity to subscribe to one of the world’s four most prominent political ideologies: communism, fascism, moralism and ultra-liberalism. As with most of the game’s decisions, these beliefs also open up new dialogue options, but it sounds like they’ll gain more weight in The latest edition.
“These missions (or some version of them) have actually been planned for a long time, but unfortunately they did not get into the original release,” Keenan said. “The latest edition has been a good chance to look at some ideas that have been on our minds for a while and really do them right. “