A new game has entered the Xbox Game Preview program, and it sounds like a rather interesting experience. Called ‘The Solus Project’, it is a single player exploration and survival game played in first person and developed in Unreal Engine 4. Venture around a mysterious and seemingly uninhabited alien planet.
“Humanity is on the verge of extinction. You are the last hope, tasked with finding a safe haven for a colony. But now you are stranded on a deserted alien planet and every other member of your crew is dead. The fate of humanity rests in your hands: you must survive… Plants grow and rot, weather changes from scorching heat to chilling storms, the wind and humidity are unforgiving…”
According to the game’s website, the story goes that you are humanity’s only hope in finding a new world to inhabit, and build on.
Earth has been destroyed and mankind lingers on in a small fleet of ships near Pluto. As humanity’s last hope, you are sent to scout a distant planet as a potential location for a colony. After years of space travel disaster strikes however, and your ship is destroyed when approaching the planet…
With your team members dead and your equipment gone you have no way of communicating or receiving help from anyone… you are completely and utterly alone…
Desperately you look for a way of phoning home, but as you explore the seemingly desolate planet, you uncover the dark secrets buried within the depths. In this otherworldly odyssey you uncover mystery upon mystery as you try to survive the harsh climate.
The Solus Project also includes an atmosphere rich environment that is fully dynamic. A day and night cycle and a dynamic weather system that calculates temperature/humidity/wind. Ocean tides. Plants respond to the climate. Storms form. Earthquakes happen.
The Solus Project is due for a May 2016 release, but you can grab an early access version of it now from the Xbox Game Store for $13.49 here. A one hour free trial is also available if you want to take a peak before investing.