Frostpunk Hits Consoles In October
I really, really liked Frostpunk when it debuted on Steam last year and I have high hopes for the console edition, due out starting October 11th (digitally) on PS4 and Xbox One.
Like I said in the review, this isn’t really a city-building game in the traditional sense. This is a game that’s all about making difficult choices in impossible scenarios, and then having to live with the consequences of those choices.
There’s never going to be enough room or warmth for everything you want to do or everyone you want to keep alive…
Here’s the press release:
Consoles Will Freeze This October — Frostpunk is Coming to Xbox One and PS4
Warsaw, Poland – August 13th, 2019 — Critically acclaimed Frostpunk – the latest game in the 11 bit studios portfolio – will be launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 11th.
Frostpunk, a grim society-simulator and city-builder in which players struggle against the frozen post-apocalyptic landscape as the ruler of the last city on Earth, garnered high praise among PC-users. Now players can experience the unique gameplay, make thoughtful decisions, and follow a powerful narrative on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this fall.
“From day one we knew we wanted to bring Frostpunk to consoles. At the same time, we didn’t want it to be just a port. We wanted Frostpunk to feel like a native console experience, so we redesigned pretty much every game element to work intuitively with a gamepad. Among the new, console-specific UI changes we have an express menu for quick access to most common building actions, easy to use choice-wheels, top-down view for precise building placement, upscaled icons, and much more. We truly believe it will become a new benchmark for the genre on Xbox One and PlayStation 4,” says Frostpunk Senior Lead Designer, Jakub Stokalski.
Frostpunk: Console Edition will be available from October 11th digitally on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at 29.99 USD/EUR.
The physical console version from Merge Games will debut on October 18th in Europe and October 22nd in the US for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 priced at 34.99 USD/34.99 EUR/29.99 GBP.
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