Polish independent studio Far From Home has just announced its first project with a beautiful teaser. The game, called Forever Skies, is a first-person action-survival game set on an uninhabitable, post-apocalyptic version of Earth, IGN reports.
Far From Home is an independent Polish game studio founded by industry veterans, whose titles include games such as Chernobylite, The Medium, Dying Light, Divinity: Original Sin, and Dead Island. The new studio aims to produce next-gen “AA+” games while remaining independent and working with a small team. The studio currently consists of 23 developers, many of whom have previously worked on major AAA titles.
Forever Skies follows a scientist who explores a version of Earth made uninhabitable by a climate crisis. The remnants of humanity live in orbit, but are threatened by a disease that the protagonist must now find a cure for.
The game’s first teaser shows off the main concept of Forever Skies, with much of the action taking place on crumbling buildings, towering above the layer of toxic clouds that make the ground uninhabitable. The player is tasked with exploring and researching this towering world where the game features classic survival elements such as building a base, crafting and planting crops. While details about combat are still murky, it will be present in the gameplay, with players eventually having to face all the threats lurking beneath Earth’s deadly cloud layer.
Andrzej Blumenfeld, CEO of Far From Home, told IGN that the game’s setting is inspired by the real-world impacts of climate change in Krakow, Poland, adding that Forever Skies is explicitly intended to be about the dangers of climate change.
The focus on viruses and medical experimentation was already a part of the game before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Blumenfeld added, although the Far From Home team eventually had to adjust how it was presented, in light of changing attitudes. towards disease and medical science due to the pandemic.
Forever Skies is expected to arrive in Early Access for PC later this year and will initially be a single player experience. Far From Home plans to release the game on next-gen consoles at a later date, as well as adding the ability to play in co-op.
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