We’ve got another announcement that will make sci-fi and exploration fans either happy or angry depending on their allegiance to Steam. Journey to the Savage Planet announced a new trailer at the Game Developers’ Conference (GDC) last week, while also announcing that the game developer had signed an exclusivity deal with Epic.
Journey to the Savage Planet is new upcoming game from Typhoon Studios and 505 Games that’s aiming to take space exploration and colonization in a very strange direction. Echoing the very tongue-in-cheek style of futuristic dystopia of titles like Borderlands, this new title takes the player on a journey with Kindred Aerospace, the 4th best Interstellar Exploration Company.
As you’re stranded on an alien planet deep in space, you will encounter a dizzying mix of colorful landscapes, strange creatures and other weirdness of AR-Y 26. Stuck on this strange world with no real equipment or plan, you’ll have to explore and use your intuition to find a way off this disaster ball of a planet. Along the way, you’ll need to catalog alien flora and fauna and determine if this strange planet is fit for human habitation.
Journey to the Savage Planet has just released a new trailer though, to lessen the hurt of the sting that some may feel at this exclusivity announcement, so there’s at least a little bit of good news.
Speaking about the passion for theAlex Hutchinson, creative director and Typhoon Studios co-founder, said:
“As a studio we have a deep love of Golden Age science fiction, but it feels like some of the positivity and sense of adventure has been lost in recent years. There are too many dystopias for my tastes, so we wanted Journey to the Savage Planet to give space exploration its sense of adventure back in homage to those early sci fantasies and add a comedic twist. This teaser is just a small taste of what we’ve been working on; we can’t wait to show off more in the coming months.”
The game is due to release in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with it of course being a one year exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. Check out the newest teaser down below, it’s pretty cool.