Life is Strange Episode 5 likely out October 20

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Life is...odd, y'know? It's weird, unusual, bizarre...oh and strange. Life is Strange has been winning over more and more people with every episode, so a good proportion of you are probably very excited about the adventure game's fifth, and final, chapter.

Episode 5 might be out a little later than you were hoping for. Dontnod have published a blog post on the Square Enix site, in which they say that it will probably be out October 20. That's *checks calendar* ages away, but if it results in a better game, well, obviously a little extra development time is worth it.

Here's Dontnod's Luc explaining things:

"We don’t normally announce a date until we know the game is 100% ready but in the spirit of Max’s birthday (today) we wanted to let you know early that we are aiming to release Episode 5 ‘Polarized’ October 20.

"Many things can change in the lead up to release but the team are working really hard to try and hit this date. We know the wait may be a bit longer than some of you were hoping for but we want to ensure Episode 5 is the best it can be."

Jody Macgregor called Life is Strange a "refreshing glass of gut-punch" in a recent opinion piece, which doesn't sound like a terribly pleasant drink.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.