Product manager Jakob Munthe, from Paradox Interactive, revealed the studio’s latest project on PlayStation’s blog today. It is a survival city-builder set on the stage of Mars. It has been titled Surviving Mars, and is supposed to coming to sometime in 2018, most likely mid or late 2018.
The game itself wants players to step outside the building box and figure out what will be necessary for humanity to survive and thrive on Mars. All while trying to keep the standards we have been accustomed to for so long, with no way back home, and no outside help. The story Paradox Interactive is attempting to tell will be “plausible” and “told through the lens of science”. This does not mean there will not be obstacles and objectives for you to overcome during your progress in creating a colony.
To make the game more scientifically realistic to its settings, while visually stimulating for the player, the team borrowed work from NASA and SpaceX.
Development of gameplay is still early and Paradox Interactive did not want to share what these were just yet. However they did state that “Surviving Mars is a hardcore survival city-builder, where players will be tasked with creating a livable colony in the harsh, hostile environs of Mars, floating far removed from any help.” Surviving means just that: producing your own water source, air, and food on a very harsh planet with little of all to give. Although you don’t have to worry about your colonists going stir crazy, with so much activity from creating new habitats, boredom is not a problem.
More information will be coming when Surviving Mars is closer to launch. The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.