Stanley Kubrick-Inspired The Inner Friend is Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Playmind has announced that an ‘expanded edition’ of The Inner Friend is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this summer.

While the developer has not revealed an official release date, it has confirmed that the psychological horror title will be playable at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 27 to March 31.

The Inner Friend, which takes its inspiration from the works of Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung and the filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, focuses on “complex emotional themes and the childhood psychology surrounding coping mechanisms to overcome traumatic experiences.”

The title features no dialogue or text, meaning that the player must make their way through the story by putting together what they have seen and interacted with over the course of their adventure.

Playmind has said that movement, imagery and music are the main ways that players interact with their guide, the Shadow.

The Inner Friend, which was released on PC last year, will have a new unlockable epilog in the console versions.

“Everyone at Playmind is thrilled to finally bring The Inner Friend to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” says Emmanuel Sévigny, the founder of Playmind.

“We used the time between the game’s PC and console release to expand the story of The Inner Friend in an exciting way, and it’s up to players to uncover more of the mystery in order to find answers.

“Fans of the surreal and avant-garde will see that the game is worth the wait!”