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Epic Sci-Fi RPG Exodus announced at The Game Awards

An epic sci-fi RPG named Exodus starring Matthew McConaughey was announced tonight during The Game Awards. Archetype Entertainment revealed their new title with an exciting trailer which showcased the emotional story along with a few short clips of gameplay. You can check out the trailer above and read below for more details:

AUSTIN, Tex. — Dec. 7, 2023 — Archetype Entertainment, an Austin-based video game studio comprised of veteran AAA developers, took the stage at The Game Awards to provide a first look at EXODUS, their epic new sci-fi action-adventure role-playing game (RPG). The debut game from legendary RPG creator James Ohlen’s new studio is a next-generation, story-driven RPG that marries cinematic storytelling with deep emotional impact featuring broad player agency and modern AAA gameplay. The story is fueled by the consequences of player choices due to the impact of Time Dilation, and how they change the lives of those we love most.

“EXODUS introduces an innovative new sci-fi world that forces players to face the consequences of their choices over time,” said James Ohlen, Co-Founder, Studio Head, and Executive Creative Director at Archetype Entertainment. “We introduce the player, as the Traveler, to an original sci-fi universe, a world created with an incredible level of detail in collaboration with award-winning sci-fi authors. The gameplay setting and story we created is built around the impact of Time Dilation, a concept I’ve been fascinated with since I was 12 years-old. We use Time Dilation as a catalyst impacting the choices you make in-game that sets in motion events affecting your relationships with your loved ones, and your entire civilization, for generations.”

In EXODUS, humanity has fled a dying Earth, finding a new home in a hostile galaxy – here, we are the underdogs fighting for survival. As The Traveler, you are humanity’s last hope. Your job is to steal alien weapons and technology from the most powerful beings in the universe, the Celestials – humanity’s greatest enemy. But there’s a catch – Time Dilation. As Travelers on interstellar missions, days for you are decades back home. The sacrifices you make to protect your loved ones create unpredictable consequences that change your world — reshaping the future. Returning home, you confront the consequences of your choices. In Exodus, the outcome of those choices manifests at a massive level, compounding over generations.

EXODUS | “Become The Traveler” Cinematic Trailer

“We’ve always dreamed of creating a game like EXODUS, and we’re thrilled to finally be making it with the support of an incredible team alongside us. We’re building a world we think players will want to immerse themselves in and we’re eager for players to explore this new universe,” said Chad Robertson, Co-Founder, General Manager and Executive Producer at Archetype Entertainment. “Our team is putting their full talent and passion behind the vision of crafting a player experience that will captivate fans by creating a bond between them and their character based on the level of impact they have on this world over time.”

Fans interested in joining by becoming Founders can sign up now to earn exclusive in-game items. To find out more about the Founder’s Program, visit EXODUSGAME.COM. EXODUS is in development for PlayStation 5, XBOX Series X|S, and PC.

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