With the release of the bonus episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, both Deck Nine Games and original Life is Strange developer Dontnod are closing the book on Max and Chloe’s story. However, it does seem like news on a new season of Life is Strange is coming soon and looks to be making a fresh start with the story.
In a blog post about the Before the Storm episode titled Farewell, some details about the new game come through.
“But when a door closes, a window opens… or, something like that,” the post reads. “We now look forward to the coming months, when Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet’s team at Dontnod returns to present the new story and characters of the next Life is Strange.”
The post also mentions the likelihood of ever seeing Chloe and Max again after Before the Storm is not an inevitability, so the episode title “Farewell” likely has connotations for fans as well.
Given the time frame of “the coming months,” the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June might be a good bet for when we see the new title, though Dontnod and publisher Square-Enix could easily just drop it whenever they like. What form do you think a new Life is Strange should take? Are there thematic elements that you think hold it together, time travel, Arcadia Bay, etc.? Let us know in the comments below!
I vastly prefer when series that have definitive endings start fresh with new casts, so I’m pretty excited that they’re not going to stretch things too far with the original story. I would definitely still like time travel back, though.