DayZ creator Dean Hall appeared on the PC Gaming Show Saturday to announce his subsequent challenge, a brand new survival recreation known as Icarus. The free-to-play recreation takes place on a wierd alien planet, and duties gamers with surviving in a harsh surroundings and not using a breathable ambiance. Unlike different survival video games, Hall says it may be performed in 20-minute chunks.
The announcement was accompanied by a teaser trailer, which we’ve embedded above. It’s additionally obtainable on YouTube.
Hall left Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive in 2014 following the outstanding success of the early model of DayZ, primarily based on the Arma 2 recreation platform. The zombie-themed survival recreation, which he developed whereas he was a contractor on go away from the New Zealand army, formally launched in 2018. At the time, I famous it was “still broken, still beautiful, and still unfinished.” Hall went on to discovered Rocketwerkz Studio, the place he says he’s employed on an skilled staff of builders to work on his latest recreation.
Again, Icarus can be a session-based recreation, with “drops” that may be simply 20 minutes lengthy.
“If you concentrate on your first hour in DayZ, your first hour in Minecraft, our objective is to seize that [gameplay experience],” Hall stated “and allow you to do that over a long period of time.”
Players begin off in an orbital station, which Hall likens to participant flats in Grand Theft Auto Online. Friends can collect collectively within the foyer earlier than heading all the way down to the floor of the planet for intense, session-based multiplayer occasions that may final hours. While different survival sims have a longer-term focus, requiring hours of looting and building, Hall says Icarus may have a extra “medium-term focus.”
The recreation world may have a number of biomes, together with wooded areas and deserts. Scenarios performed at night time can be extraordinarily difficult. Release is predicted by 2021.
“With Icarus, we’ve chosen one failure state,” Dean Hall added. “There are worse fates than death. If you miss your rendezvous with the orbital station, that’s it.”
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