The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Coming to Xbox One with Free Roam Mode

The game will have 4K support on Xbox One X as well.

The new year is here, which means there's a whole year of new indie games to look forward to on consoles and PC. However, if you're an Xbox One user, there’s one indie game in particular that should be on your radar this month: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

Xbox One users will have a chance to experience this indie treasure in a whole new way on January 19th, as the developers are re-releasing the game on Xbox One. This re-release, however, is not solely meant to capture new Xbox players who may have missed out.

There are a few reasons to get this new version even if you have played the game before. As an Xbox One X Enhanced game, the Xbox One X version of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will support 4K HD resolution.

Along with all of the game’s base features, the developers are also adding a Free Roam mode where you can explore to your heart’s content without worrying about the gameplay and mystery solving.  

This revamped version of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is available for pre-order now on the Microsoft Store. If you haven’t played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter yet and want to, you can purchase the game on Steam or PS4 right now.

But, if you can wait another couple weeks, and want to experience the clearest and most polished version of the game to date on Xbox One, then this enhanced version may be the best way to visit or return to the mysterious Red Creek Valley.

For a look at what developers The Astronauts have been working on, check out their horrifying dark fantasy project, Witchfire


Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.

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