Developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix have announced that Life is Strange Episode 1 will be available for free. The episode will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC starting from July 21st.
Jon Brooke, vice president of European marketing for Square Enix stated: “By making the first episode of Life is Strange free, we’re really excited to welcome new players to the world of Arcadia Bay and our passionate, vibrant community.”
“We’re incredibly pleased with the awards that the series has won to date as well as the support that our community have given us throughout the campaign.”
The decision to release the episode for free is very satisfying to hear, not only to fans of the series, but to all gamers as it shows that some publishers are willing to support us consumers. Hopefully this action can trigger other publishers to do the same.