Icarus, the next game from DayZ creator Dean Hall, launches Aug. 11

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Icarus, the next game from DayZ creator Dean Hall’s Rocketwerkz studio, launches on Steam Aug. 11. In a shock announcement, the session-based multiplayer survival game won’t be free-to-play. Instead the game will price $29.99, and might be launched in chapters. The announcement was made Sunday throughout the PC Gaming Show presentation, and was accompanied by a brand new trailer.

“We didn’t want the business model to get in the way of the game experience,” Hall mentioned in a information launch. “We additionally heard loud and clear from our neighborhood that they needed to keep away from the pitfalls of free-to-play. We need Icarus to repeatedly evolve as a residing game, all the time including new session challenges and game modes. We assume common chapters and content material updates are an effective way to ship.”

Icarus places gamers in the position of pioneering explorers making an attempt to tame a wild, alien world. The session-based gameplay places a time restrict on every mission, difficult gamers to collect assets earlier than their ship again to orbit leaves them behind. You can learn extra, together with an interview with Dean Hall, in our hands-on preview.

A deluxe version, which is able to embrace two follow-on chapters of downloadable content material, can even be accessible for $99.95.

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