The videogame publishing equivalent of fishing down the back of the sofa for some change, Atari has dusted off its ageing Asteroids franchise for one more run-out. Is it desperation, madness, or a recipe for nostalgic success? Time will tell, but for now we’ve got our hands on the Asteroids: Outpost launch trailer, as Atari’s latest hits Steam Early Access.
If you were anticipating flying around in a spaceship blasting asteroids to smithereens, you may have to adjust your expectations. In fact, take those expectations, pack them in a holdall, and fire them into the Sun. Asteroids: Outpost from Salt Games rejigs the 1979 arcade classic as The Next Big Thing™ - an open-world sandbox multiplayer shooter, whereby players are deep-spacer miners, expanding their bases, harvesting rare ore, and murdering their fellow man. [More]