Having launched earlier this year on PC, The Flame in the Flood [Gaming Nexus score: 8 out of 10] is getting a Complete Edition on PlayStation 4 in January 2017.
The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition adds a few things, the most notable of which is a director's commentary talking about the challenges and triumphs of the game's creation. Considering that this is a more intimate title from a small team made up of BioShock, Guitar Hero, and Halo veterans, I'm confident their perspective is a rare one in the indie space.
Also included in this PS4 Complete Edition is a dynamic theme, two avatars, and various gameplay enhancements (though no specific details accompany what "gameplay enhancements" means).
"We’ve always wanted the game to go as far and as wide as possible," said Forrest Dowling, president and lead designer of The Molasses Flood, in a prepared statement, "so working with [publisher Curve Digital] to get the Complete Edition onto PlayStation was a bit of a no-brainer."
It sounds like The Molasses Flood is still open to the idea of getting their indie darling onto Xbox One. But for now, PS4 players get to enjoy this console exclusive for the moment. I'm looking forward to riding down this post-societal, procedurally generated river of Huckleberry Finn-like adventures. This is a really competent PS4 announcement trailer, by the way. A rowdy soundtrack and a diligent, spirited look at the gameplay says good things about the game.
Again, The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition rafts onto PS4 in January 2017.