Revolution Games has announced that it is developing Beyond a Steel Sky, the follow-up to 1994’s cult-classic point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky.
As with the original, Beyond a Steel Sky will feature artwork created by legendary comic book artist Dave Gibbons. It is being developed for PC, console and Apple devices – it featured in the announcement of Apple’s Arcade game subscription service – and will launch in: “Late 2019”.
Revolution Games described Beyond a Steel Sky thus: “It is a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eerie and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. As can be expected of a Revolution adventure, the tale is woven with the studio’s signature humour, supported by Gibbons’ acclaimed artistic style.”
Revolution founder and CEO Charles Cecil said: “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.”
Dave Gibbons added: “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.”
Revolution also said that Beyond a Steel Sky will provide: “A unique, rich game experience in a bounded sandbox world, interwoven with a deep narrative.” For further information, keep an eye on Revolution Games’ website.