New studio Far From Home officially announces its launch together with its first project code named “Project Oxygen.”
Far From Home is a group of highly experienced AAA developers who came up with an idea that they could not let go and turned it into this new project of theirs, which is now in production. They have worked on titles like Dying Light, Dying Light 2, Dead Island, The Medium, Chernobylite, and Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2.
With this collective wealth of experience and talent, the team is aiming to create games that revolve around mature topics, meaningful themes, while delivering a strong gameplay focus. They are equally driven by the idea of finally breaking away from the unsustainable AAA practices but still being able to surpass the scope and quality restraints that many cash-strapped indies often face. Thus the team is pushing to create high caliber AA+ games, with “Project Oxygen” already having highly polished visuals and tight survival gameplay strongly built into its early design and planning.
To put these ambitions into motion, Far From Home has already secured the first round of significant funding from notable Polish video game investor funds and will soon be looking to scale up the team to go into full production.
Project Oxygen still has no specific details, but the developers gave some slight hints of what this game is all about. Players will be taking on the role of a lone scientist, exploring an ecologically ruined and evolved Earth after humanity failed to fight off their own demise. It will be a first person perspective game and built around a strong survival game loop that will require players to regularly venture deep into the dangerous unknown.
The technology advanced zeppelin air base will be the player’s base of operations where they can also pilot, upgrade, and customize. This will be their main lifeline and refuge against the inhospitable world raging below. It is a mobile air base that will act as their everything: life support, transport, storage, research laboratory, shelter, and escape.
The game is built in Unreal Engine and will be launched on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. There will be a single-player experience upgraded with a coop mode later on.
About the game:
The Story So Far – When Our World Died, Two Emerged in its Place At the peak of a global ecological disaster, humanity was pushed towards the sky as the Earth had become increasingly inhabitable. In a desperate bid to survive, people created monstrous, makeshift towers to rise above the inhospitable layer of toxic fumes. From here they would rebuild society, create a staging base for research and try to undo the disaster unfolding below. Inevitably, they failed. It remains a mystery, however, how a small group managed to survive and escape.
Now, hundreds of years later a vicious and newly evolved ecosystem lives and flourishes in the toxic dust covering the Earth, while the empty towers of humanity’s last stand crumble above. It is then that one lone human returns and the story of “Project Oxygen” begins.