The Astronauts has revealed a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming dark fantasy FPS game Witchfire almost 5 years after the original reveal.
The Astronauts developer The Astronauts’ dark fantasy first-person shooter has been missing for nearly 5 years. Fortunately, the latest Summer Game Fest event provided the necessary updates on the game.
Witchfire was first announced for the PC platform during The Game Awards 2017. The Astronauts’ first game was The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and the development team wanted to create a new first-person shooter game for the PC. their next product. Changing direction to developing an FPS game wasn’t a challenge for The Astronauts as the company’s co-owners also worked at People Can Fly, the studio behind titles like Bulletstorm, Painkiller and Outriders.
The Astronauts has confirmed that Witchfire will be coming to PC via the Epic Games Store. An early access version of the game is coming, and a new trailer was shown during the Summer Game Fest rollout. The trailer highlights the game’s high-paced gameplay in stunning 4K resolution with mixed fantasy elements. At the end of the trailer, The Astronauts confirms that gamers interested in the new title can add Witchfire to their wishlist right now in the Epic Games Store.
The early access version will help the development team get valuable player feedback on Witchfire, with community involvement to develop the full release. Many elements of Witchfire are currently being kept under wraps. Those Witchfire secrets will be revealed in future blog posts and updates, but The Astronauts says the game is not yet in “full promotion mode.”
Witchfire’s premiere at Summer Game Fest is needed after a 5 year hiatus and no information. After such a long time, gamers interested in the game have begun to wonder about the state of Witchfire. The Summer Game Fest provided a great opportunity for Witchfire to return with an excellent gameplay trailer, alleviating doubts about the game. However, there’s still a lot of work to be done for Witchfire, and The Astronauts wanted to make that clear with the announcement of an early access launch.
While Witchfire looks like it will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, the title will appear on more platforms soon. The cross-platform release provides an avenue for more gamers to try out Witchfire. Currently, The Astronauts is aiming for an early access release in Q4 2022, but the release deadline is subject to change. The Astronauts will share an exact release date when the development team is ready to launch the game on PC.
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