A week after the Early Access release of Chernobylite, developers have summed up player feedback and are ready to shape the roadmap towards delivering the final version. Until the release in Winter 2020, every month there will be at least one huge content update along with weekly patches consisting of smaller additions, technical improvements, and fixes.
To more thoroughly explain why it’s better to visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Chernobylite rather than in real life, the devs prepared a short video comparing both experiences with 8 reasons to visit Chernobyl virtually.
But if you still dream of going to the real Chernobyl, the developers prepared a virtual photography contest where the winner will join them on one of their trips and be able to take photos of Igor, Tatyana, and Black stalker in the real Zone. All you need to do is take a beautiful virtual photo within the game and post it on the Discord channel (https://discord.gg/mehRmzY) before midnight on Halloween, October 31st, PDT. One person can publish a maximum of 5 images considered for the competition. The best piece will be awarded a trip to Chernobyl together with the dev team (requirements: you need to be +18 years old, you need to have a valid international passport, and you need to go to Kyiv, Ukraine, or Gliwice, Poland on your own.
Everything else, including travel, food, overnight stays, photo equipment, and permissions, will be covered by the devs. The trip dates can be anytime within the next 12 months).
The launch of Chernobylite’s Early Access on Steam and GOG attracted a lot of attention from players across all countries, so the developers decided to speed up the delivery of localized language versions. Today you can play Chernobylite with English and Russian voiceovers and display the interface and subtitles in several languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Hungarian, and Polish. The next localizations will soon be on their way.
The full release is planned for the second half of 2020, so be sure to follow Chernobylite on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016800/Chernobylite/) and Discord (https://discord.gg/mehRmzY) to keep up with all the news and updates from the developers. They’re always happy to engage in discussions with their fans. After the Steam release, the game will also appear on other PC digital distribution platforms.
ABOUT THE GAME:
Chernobylite is a science fiction survival horror experience from the team behind the critically-acclaimed Get Even.
The game mixes free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling.
The game utilizes Unreal Engine 4 and is based on Reality 51’s scanning technology, which is in development by The Farm 51 for over five years.
Ally or compete with other stalkers of the Chernobyl zone to survive. Remember that life is fragile, and it’s your decisions that determine the fate of your companions. You can spend as long as you need to prepare, however, be aware that your story is still being written. Every passing moment, your chances of success are dwindling: comrades are dying, supplies are running out, or an unexpected patrol could discover you. And on top of all this, supernatural dangers arise around you in mysterious patterns. Each day brings new challenges with the ever-increasing severity of your current situation. Plan your strategy carefully if you want to survive.
PLAY BY YOUR OWN RULES
Craft your gear and weapons to protect yourself from the hostile military personnel and supernatural threats lurking in the zone. Make use of the sophisticated tools at your disposal to aid you in your struggle while navigating the rough and contaminated environment. Stay undetected and gather all the evidence you can to piece together events from the past.
Decide what happens in the world around you by making choices and finding, or avoiding, the truth.
Maintain your resolve and keep your wits about you, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not what it once was. No one can foresee the horrors that may have befallen your beloved.
CHERNOBYLITE – MAIN FEATURES:
- Explore a beautiful and horrifyingly accurate 3D-scanned recreation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone;
- Collaborate or compete with other stalkers in the Zone. But whatever you do, never fully trust them. Remember everybody has a hidden agenda. Always;
- Face and survive natural and supernatural threats;
- Immerse yourself in the thrilling, non-linear science-fiction horror story;
- Make good use of your physics and chemistry knowledge to craft your equipment and manage your supplies;
- Fight against savage creatures pouring out from an alternate reality;
- Investigate and collect data with a set of sophisticated environment and substance-analyzing tools.
Chernobylite is already available in Early Access on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016800/Chernobylite/) and GOG (http://gog.com/game/chernobylite). The full release on Steam is planned for Winter 2020.