Revolution Software has lifted the lid on the first Beyond A Steel Sky gameplay footage via a new trailer for the upcoming dystopian cyberpunk sequel. This is the first proper look at the game we’ve seen since it was announced back in March, and is the follow-up to 1994’s Beneath A Steel Sky.
Beyond A Steel Sky Trailer
Set in a world dominated by AI-driven social controls, Beyond A Steel Sky weaves a tale of loyalty and redemption, and features Revolution’s trademark humour and comic book legend Dave Gibbons’ acclaimed artistic style.
Revolution’s founder and CEO, Charles Cecil, commented:
Even after so many years, fans of the original game are still incredibly loyal and very passionate – and have remained vocal in demanding a sequel. Adventure games are played by a large, diverse audience that hugely enjoys the interweaving of story and puzzles. Our approach has been to write an intelligent, witty adventure game that is wholly intuitive to play and assumes no prior knowledge of the original game or its universe. We aspire to write a modern day 1984 told through the medium of the adventure game.
Charles and I have discussed returning to the Beneath a Steel Sky universe many times over the years. Fake news, social controls, polarized views—the world is confusing—we agreed that now was the right time for Robert Foster to take a trip back to and beyond that Steel Sky. I am delighted to be working with Revolution again.
Beyond A Steel Sky is due for release PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One later this year. Revolution is promising a rich experience complemented by HDR and 4K support, with intuitive controls catering to both novice and experienced gamers. Furthermore, the story gives players a chance to ‘profoundly’ affect the game’s world and its characters.