Final yr’s PC Gaming Present teased the reveal of Icarus, a brand new survival sport by DayZ creator, Dean Corridor and his staff RocketWerkz. We have been handled to the full reveal back in April, and through this yr’s PC Gaming Present we realized that Icarus is launching this August.
Icarus is a survival sport with a twist. As much as eight gamers drop collectively from house on an Earth-like planet to mine unique sources, construct settlements, and full aims. You’ll additionally need to cope with native wildlife and the weather themselves. Icarus’ essential hook is that it’s session-based. You may solely keep on the planet for a restricted time (hours, days, or weeks relying on the mission) earlier than you and your crew need to return to orbit, bringing alongside any valuables you discover. Keep too lengthy, and also you lose all the things for good.
As soon as you come back, you’ll be able to craft new tech and improve your characters to make them stronger and, thus, in a position to survive longer and sort out larger challenges through the subsequent drop. This creates a uniquely looping sense of development. Try the newest gameplay trailer from the PC Gaming Present beneath.
Icarus’ customary version will retail for $29.95. A Deluxe Version goes for $99.95 and contains the upcoming DLC chapters New Frontier and Harmful Horizons, each of which can add new biomes, maps, and enemies. There’s no launch window on both enlargement, which may even be bought individually. The Deluxe Version additionally comes with a limited-edition First Cohort envirosuit and two Outposts maps the place gamers can construct settlements of 1km x 1km plots of land to share with associates. Pre-ordering each editions nets a ten% low cost.
Deal Corridor says he and RocketWerkz hoped Icarus could possibly be free-to-play, however has finally selected going the paid route. In a press launch, Corridor explains the reasoning behind the change, stating:
“We didn’t need the enterprise mannequin to get in the way in which of the sport expertise. We additionally heard loud and clear from our neighborhood that they needed to keep away from the pitfalls of free-to-play. We wish Icarus to repeatedly evolve as a residing sport, all the time including new session challenges and sport modes. We predict common chapters and content material updates are a good way to ship that.”
Icarus launches on PC by way of Steam August 11.
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