DayZ’s creator, together with rocketWerkz, is working on another survival title, and now, we can take a more in-depth look into Icarus.
Icarus was announced nine months ago, so it was about time to see some gameplay of it, courtesy of PCGamer. The game can be played solo, but it is meant to be a session-based cooperative experience, where up to eight players can discover the inhospitable planet in limited-time missions, which can take hours, or in other cases, weeks! However, if you’re not on the dropship when the mission ends, it flies into the orbit, and your character will be gone. Expect more gameplay to be broadcasted on Twitch on Tuesday at 5 PM Pacific.
Here’s the game’s overview: „Confront and conquer a brutal PvE world determined to wear you down or tear you apart. From a toxic atmosphere to savage wildlife and game-altering weather events, Icarus is a planet with a temper. Preparation and planning are everything, whether it’s to find a source of oxygen, stalk your next meal or stock supplies for a long journey into the wilderness. Immerse yourself in a deceptively familiar, yet alien, world.
The First Cohort of prospectors has been granted initial mining licenses for over 64 square kilometres of hand-crafted terrain full of hidden corners and resources to mine and diverse biomes to explore. Use the resources around you to survive – every single tree is harvestable, every rock can be voxel mined. Master two separate tech trees: planet-side and orbital. Use the planet’s resources to craft tools, structures and machinery to protect yourself and aid your mission. Then return to orbit with rare exotic materials that you can engineer into advanced tech. Choose which tech to take on your next drop so you can complete missions faster, travel further, automate production or improve your odds of survival. Your time on Icarus is limited, so always watch the clock and use every second wisely. The orbital space station waits for no one. If you fail to return to your dropship in time, there is no rescue. Your character’s progression and tech are lost to planet Icarus. Every drop has a clear goal and time limit, but how you overcome its challenges… is up to you,” RocketWerkz wrote.
Icarus has no release date yet (2021 window), but it’s already up on Steam.