Icy post-apocalyptic survival game Frostpunk is coming to consoles. PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to grab the game in summer.
Developer 11 bit studios are working "diligently" to bring Frostpunk to consoles. The studio wants to make sure the game is well-optimized for the new platforms. That means re-designing the game and adjusting mechanics to ensure a smooth experience. 11 bit says it's "close to the finish line" of making the game console-friendly. There's a specific focus on the game's controls, which makes sense; Frostpunk is a PC game, so transitioning a complex set of keyboard-and-mouse inputs to controllers can't be easy.
Check out the console release trailer below:
The trailer features some of the game's wonderfully intricate art, as well as some in-game shots (no gameplay just yet, though). The PS4 and Xbox One release of Frostpunk will contain all previously-released free add-on content for the PC version of the game. This includes the extra Fall of Winterhome scenario, extra customization options, more difficulty settings, and tweaks to the game's balancing. 11 bit is also planning to introduce more content updates in the future. Whether these will hit PC and console simultaneously remains to be seen.
Frostpunk is a "society survival game" in which players must make complex and difficult decisions to manage a post-apocalyptic society. Moral quandaries include whether to introduce child labor (immoral, perhaps, but lucrative), how to treat the sick, and whether to force people to work unreasonable hours to keep your city afloat. Suffice to say this isn't one for the faint of heart, but we liked it a lot. If you're interested in reading about what makes Frostpunk tick, check out TechRaptor's in-depth look at the game's development process.
PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to play Frostpunk this summer. No word yet on pricing or an exact release date. We'll bring you more as we get it.
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