Among the many reveals at Microsoft’s X019 event in London was Dontnod Entertainment’s Tell Me Why. The narrative adventure game sees twin Tyler and Alyson Ronan returning to their childhood home to deal with past traumas. At the time, it was assumed that the title would be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.
However, Dontnod has since confirmed that it will be exclusive to Xbox One and PC (along with a Steam launch). Xbox Game Studios will be publishing the title which will be three episodes long, as opposed to the studio’s regular five episode spread. Xbox Game Studios Publishing GM Peter Wyse said that, “We listened closely to fans of narrative adventure games, and we heard loud and clear how painful unpredictable gaps between episodes can be. We’re thrilled to announce that the entire Tell Me Why story will release in Summer 2020.”
Both Tyler and Alyson will be playable. The developer also confirmed that Tyler identifies as transgender and is working with GLAAD to properly depict his character. “Microsoft and Dontnod have approached Tyler with a real commitment to authenticity. Tyler is a fully-realized, endearing character, whose story is not reduced to simplistic trans tropes. Creating a playable lead trans character – and taking such care to get it right – raises the bar for future LGBTQ inclusion in gaming,” said Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD.
Tell Me Why will be available for Xbox Game Pass at launch as well. Stay tuned for more details especially how one’s decisions will affect the overall story.