Today, Revival Productions announced that its new six-degree-of-freedom tunner shooter Descent will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux on May 31, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console versions releasing later in the third quarter of the year. The game is based on the 90s classic Descent and will blend together FPS mechanics with six-degree-of-freedom gameplay.
“We started Overload as a nostalgic homage to Descent, but it’s really grown into something more. We were able to create a deep story, add voice acting, create a new challenge mode game and VR support. And all this is on top of graphics and sound we could only dream about 20 years ago,” said Mike Kulas, co-creator, Revival Productions. Matt Toschlog added, “It’s been a blast creating this game, and we especially value the relationships we’ve formed with our Kickstarter backers and Early Access players.”
Descent, developed by Parallax Software and published by Interplay in 1995, received critical acclaim for its 3D six-degree-of-freedom gameplay that combined the best of space flight simulation with FPS experience. Overload offers a Descent-like style of play, but brings the labyrinthine environments to new and vibrant life with updated features, deeper gameplay, and dramatically enhanced graphics. Overload is current available in Early Access on Steam with a user rating of 97%.
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