Devotion is a first-person psychological horror video game. Created by Taiwanese game developer Red Candle Games for Steam. This game set in Taiwan around the 1980s, with a majority of the game happening in an apartment complex in Taipei.
It incorporates elements based on Taiwanese culture and folk religion. Released on February 19, 2019, Devotion stirred up controversy for its depiction of Chinese President Xi Jinping. So, Steam removed it shortly afterward on February 26 in the face of controversy.
Now, Devotion is getting a physical release. But, Red Candle Games warns that it wouldn’t fulfill orders outside of Taiwan. And, only be available in a limited capacity. It’s disappointing it isn’t released globally. But for a small studio embroiled in one of 2019’s biggest gaming controversies, it’s understandable.
Pre-orders for the game will end on June 15, though they are incredibly difficult for gamers to get it on their hands. In the post, Red Candle acknowledged that the limited physical release wouldn’t satisfy all players. While the game isn’t available for sale through other means, Harvard University did preserve Devotion.
There’s a steady rise of horror games throughout this console generation, with new franchises. The genre doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Either, as more big horror games announced for next-gen of consoles. It’s giving fans lots to look forward to in the near future.
So, if you already played Devotion last year. Then you are one of the luckiest person in the world. Because Devotion is currently unavailable on most platforms.