In the state the video game industry is currently in, it’s rare for a company to have a perfect track record. But this is yet another area where indie games have the upper hand. With no deadlines, no upper management to breathe down the back of their necks, and no editorial mandates, indie developers have the possibility to realize their best ideas.
But of course, the real world isn’t actually like that. And even if indie developers aren’t subjected to the elements that make triple-A games be inferior, they do still occasionally fail. But a newly announced title has fans hoping that the company will get their 3/3, as Supergiant Games announces new RPG Pyre.
People that know who the people behind Supergiant Games are are definitely already excited about the new title. The company has only put out two games so far, but they both received overwhelmingly positive reviews and became instant cult classics. And while two games with nearly perfect scores may not sound like all that much, in the gaming industry it’s actually a pretty amazing feat.
The company is known for the two very highly appreciated games they released, Bastion and Transistor, both set in a very interestingly designed post-apocalyptic world, and both with a very large focus on narrative. And since it worked so well the first two times, it would look like they’re hoping that the third time will work just as well.
In Pyre, the players take control of an exile that joins a group made up of others like him that is attempting to complete a series of trials known as the Rites. Once the Rites are completed, the exiles will be forgiven their transgressions and be allowed to return home. And this pretty much all that was revealed about the story.
According to Supergiant, the player’s choices will have effects on the game’s story, and the entire world will be populated with a huge cast of characters with whom the players will bond over the course of their journey. The player’s groups will occasionally run into other groups of exiles which they’ll have to fight, and other than the flashing glimpses in the trailer, that’s the extent of what was revealed about the combat.
The game will presumably be available on both of Microsoft’s and Sony’s newest consoles, as well as on PC, and it will even be on display at PAX East. During PAX is when more will be revealed about the game, as some lucky gamers will even have the opportunity to test it out. The announced release date is for early next year, but seeing as we’re so early in the development process, things might change.
You can watch the trailer for the game by clicking the link to the image source.
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