Today, Wired Productions announced that the highly-anticipated indie title, Close to the Sun, will release exclusively on the Epic Games Store on PC.
Announced earlier as just a new title coming to the Epic Games Store (with a Steam release also available on PC), the game is now exclusively available on the Epic Games Store for pre-order for $29.99.
“It’s great news for independent developers and publishers that Epic has opened up these incredible opportunities for its partners,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Success in this industry is hard to come by and the industry relies on each other to drive progress. Great games need great developers, who need great tech, who need great publishers, who need great distribution opportunities.”
Close to the Sun is an “atmospheric horror game” developed by Storm in a Teacup. Set in 1897, it takes place on a ship complex created by Nikola Tesla in the pursuit of knowledge. In this alternate version of world history, many scientific breakthroughs have already taken place and had a major impact on world society. As a young journalist looking for her sister, you quickly realize that something has gone terribly wrong, as the entire ship complex is deserted, with a single word painted over the entrance: quarantine.
Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, said: “Our relationship with Epic and the decision to use the Unreal Engine have provided fantastic opportunities for our studio, enabling a greater creative freedom and the ability to double-down on quality for our games. To launch on the Epic games store feels like the perfect next step and we are delighted that our partnerships with both Wired Productions and Epic Games will help propel Close to the Sun to achieve our ambitions.”
Close to the Sun will arrive on the Epic Games Store on PC and on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later in 2019.
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