Grip Games and Teotl Studios’ The Solus Project is scheduled to enter Early Access for Steam and the preview program for the Xbox One starting sometime in the first quarter of 2016. The game will also be available in some capacity on GOG.com.
Jan Cabuk, CEO of Grip Digital commented about the release window for the beta preview of The Solus Project, stating in the press release…
“We are really excited that The Solus Project has been accepted as a Game Preview title on Xbox One and that it will be able to launch alongside the Steam Early Access release. ”
The preview program for the Xbox One is Microsoft’s new way of getting up and getting out content for their home console that’s not finished. Sony also started a similar program for titles still in development as early as their alpha stage, as indicated with the release of Dungeon Defenders 2 on the PS4, which is still heavy under development.
According to Sjoerd De Jong, CEO of Teotl Studios, it was stated in the press release…
Following its release via Early Access and Game Preview on Xbox One, The Solus Project will evolve right in front of players’ eyes. We will be taking an episodic approach during our Early Access/Preview time by adding level per level of the large alien world. During our relatively short and focused test phase players will on a regular basis see new features and quests, and we will incorporate their feedback to create a truly unique survival and narrative experience,”
That’s interesting about the game taking on an episodic approach to its content… I think that’s the first time we’re hearing about that.
As for the game itself, it’s probably best to just link a trailer and let you see it in action instead of trying to desperately contain in words exactly what the game looks and plays like. Check it out below.
The reveal trailer of The Solus Project. The upcoming single-player survival game by Teotl Studios and Grip Games, coming to PC and Xbox One in early 2016
This is from the same people that brought you the very thought-provoking first-person puzzler The Ball.
If you’re looking for a similar experience, encapsulating exploration, puzzle elements and some action sequences, then I think The Solus Project might be a game you’ll want to keep an eye on.