Beyond a Steel Sky Announced, Direct Sequel to 94's Cult-Classic Beneath a Steel Sky

Written by Stuart Thomas on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 2:30 PM
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Apple actually had a good surprise for us tucked into its conference last night, revealing the long-rumoured Beyond a Steel Sky is the real deal, and it’s coming our way soon. Beyond a Steel Sky is the direct sequel to 90’s point and click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky, a cyberpunk adventure set in a dystopian city watched over by a malevolent AI.

Beyond a Steel Sky was the first game introduced in Apple’s reveal of its Apple Arcade gaming subscription service, and it’ll be included as part of that package. Fear not though, for Beyond a Steel Sky will also be coming to PC and consoles if you don’t fancy playing on an Apple device. You can see it in action, briefly, right at the beginning of this sizzle reel.

Details are fairly scarce but Beyond a Steel Sky will be launching in 2019 and will featured a ‘bounded’ sandbox world, deep narrative, varied cast of characters, puzzle-based gameplay, and a new 3D art style with “cutting-edge graphics technology”. Mainly though, it’s more from a beloved franchise and one that was quite the hit among PC gamers of the ’90s.

“Even after so many years, fans of the original game are still incredibly loyal and very passionate – and have remained vocal in demanding a sequel,” says Charles Cecil, founder of Revolution Software, and creator of Broken Sword. “Adventure games are played by a large, diverse audience that hugely enjoys the interweaving of story and puzzles. Our approach has been to write an intelligent, witty adventure game that is wholly intuitive to play and assumes no prior knowledge of the original game or its universe. We aspire to write a modern day 1984 told through the medium of the adventure game”.

Is anybody up for the return of a PC adventure classic? Will you be subscribing to Apple’s new service? Let us know what you think of it all below!

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03:33 Mar-27-2019

Apple Arcade is a monthly subscription service for gaming on IOS device, but first, let's ignore the subscription fee
The final line in the video said: "Compatible Hardware and Software required", that means, you already have to make sure you either have the latest or near latest IOS devices to be able to play their games. So that's like 1000$ just to be able to play already.
I'll just buy a PS4

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