The grim survival game ‘Frostpunk’ is set to receive a sequel that looks even darker than before.
11 bit studios has announced its brand new game ‘Frostpunk 2’. It’s a direct follow up to 2018’s excellent survival strategy game that sees the player look after a colony of survivors in an apocalyptic blizzard.
While the first game focused on a colony powered by coal, this new game will shift its focus to oil extraction. It’s your job to make the hard decisions necessary to keep the colony alive while also doing what you can to expand and thrive.
The size of the team at 11 bit studios has increased dramatically since it worked on the first game. Almost 70 people work for the studio which has enabled the team to expand its horizons with Frostpunk 2. The Co-Director, Jakub Stokalski, tells us: “We have more manpower available to focus on all aspects of the game from the scale, the production value, to the quality of user experience.
“Our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel. What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk,” Stokalski says.
How will Frostpunk 2 be different?
Frostpunk 2 will have all new mechanics to differentiate itself from the original game. Stokalski says that the team is focusing on implementing a new layer that focuses on the politics and technological progress of the frozen society. “What players should expect is a wide universe of choices, freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit – and reap the consequences,” he says.
If you haven’t played the original game yet, then you’re in luck. The original Frostpunk is available to download for free this weekend on Steam.
There’s currently no release date for Frostpunk 2, though the store pages are available to view on Steam, Epic, and GOG. While Frostpunk eventually saw a console release in 2019, there is only mention of a PC release of the sequel for now.
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