Game developer Other Ocean Interactive has announced its pioneering social deception game Project Winter.
The upcoming game will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Windows 10 Store later this month.
“We are excited that Project Winter will launch with crossplay so that Xbox and Windows 10 players will be able to join the community of over one million survivors who’ve been uncovering traitors, backstabbing their teammates, and battling the elements since the game’s launch,” said Other Ocean’s Product Director, Ryan Hale.
Cut off from all external communications, surrounded by icy tundra, and covered in a thick blanket of paranoia and suspicion, the eight-person multiplayer game strands players in the freezing wilderness where they must work together to escape the approaching blizzard as well as the deathly intentions of fellow team members. “Project Winter’s innovative proximity-based voice chat encourages players to stick together and work in groups to survive,” says Hale. “Solo players that wander off run the risk of having their desperate cries for help rendered useless when running into trouble.”
Players will need to survive against the freezing cold as well as the traitors that might be hiding in plain sight. These enemies could deceive, sabotage, and murder teammates in the effort to escape this place. Different kinds of weapons can be acquired in order to gain the upper hand and have a higher chance of survival.
This is a pioneer in the massively popular social deception game genre. It combines familiar game mechanics like crafting and resource gathering with hidden-role gameplay for an intriguing and challenging experience. The new Xbox players can have the same features as PC players get like text chat, emotes, and proximity voice channels.
Project Winter is already available on Steam. Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 Store versions will be available starting January 26. Xbox Game Pass owners can get this game for free.