Beyond A Steel Sky Delayed Into 2020
Beyond a Steel Sky is a hugely ambitious adventure in which intelligent, humorous emergent gameplay drives an edgy narrative. Very much an adventure, the game is set in a dynamic, bounded-sandbox world. A unique world that will respond to and be subverted by the player’s actions. The game characters, driven by advanced AI tech, are willful and motivated: their intelligent responses allow interesting, emergent solutions to puzzles and obstacles. The culmination of Revolution’s 30 years of developing adventure games, Beyond a Steel Sky evolves and redefines the adventure genre.
Originally planned for release is late 2019, Revolution Software has announced that the game is delayed until 2020.
From the very outset, our vision has been to make Beyond a Steel Sky our most ambitious adventure to date. We re-invented conceptual innovations going back to our earliest adventures.
We’re pleased to say this vision is very close to being realised, but – as the eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed – the original release date was penciled in as late 2019. Owing to a need to extend the development period, we can now confirm the launch of Beyond a Steel Sky will come a few months later in 2020.
This extra time is being used to ensure that we realise our vision: Integrating conceptual innovations like Virtual Theatre and system hacking into adventure gameplay; Innovating with graphics technology in ToonToy; Working closely with Dave Gibbons to create a beautiful visual style.
We’ll confirm a release date early next year – I’m sure you’ll all appreciate, we don’t want to give a more precise date until we are absolutely confident of achieving it. 🙂
For now we truly appreciate your patience, and we’re looking forward to sharing more and more Beyond a Steel Sky goodness throughout Christmas and the New Year.
Beyond A Steel Sky Key Features:
- A unique, rich game experience in an bounded sandbox world, interwoven with a deep narrative.
- A story that enables players to profoundly affect and subvert the gameworld and its characters.
- Elegantly simple, intuitive controls that allow complex situations to emerge, offering a gameplay experience that will appeal to the novice as well as the experienced gamer.
- Custom-written cutting-edge graphics technology delivers a beautiful, realtime, comic-book-styled world in HDR & 4K to complement the artwork of Dave Gibbons.
- Original comic book vignette to be created by Dave Gibbons.
Beyond a Steel Sky will tell is a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption. Moreover, the game will be set in an eery and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls, and will be woven with the studio’s signature humor, supported by Gibbons’ acclaimed artistic style.
The game will feature a dynamic, bounded-sandbox world; a unique world that will respond to player’s actions. Furthermore, the game AI-tech characters, will be wilful and motivated; their intelligent responses will allow interesting, emergent solutions to puzzles and obstacles.
Revolution notes that this extra development time is being used to integrate some of the sequel’s new and innovative mechanics such as the Virtual Theater while fine-tuning its graphics and overall visual style. Given that fans have so far waited 25 years for a sequel, a few more months shouldn’t prove too much challenge.
Beyond a Steel Sky is in development for PC, console, and Apple devices, scheduled for 2020.