A studio comprised of former Witcher, Cyberpunk, and Dying Light developers has announced a new project for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and it sounds interesting.
The Invincible is a first-person sci-fi FPS “thriller” from Polish studio Starward Industries that takes place in a retro-future landscape. You play as a space scientist on a hostile planet, and your job is to find the crew of your ship after they go missing. The game is inspired by the 1964 sci-fi novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem.
“You are a scientist onboard an interstellar scientific expedition, suddenly thrown into a life-or-death rescue mission. Landing on a planet Regis III you have to find the missing crew members using some advanced space equipment, whilst relying on your brains and instincts to survive on the planet which quickly occurs to be unwelcoming,” reads a line from the game’s official description. “Soon you’ll discover that Regis III holds terrifying secrets which are uncovered while you’re piecing together the fate of your crew. And as you delve deeper into the mystery, you realise that perhaps you are not alone, and that some places like this planet are better left untouched. But it’s too late to turn back.”
The Invincible promises “immersive gameplay” and a non-linear story that you can affect with personal choices and relationships. The game is built using the Unreal Engine.
The Invincible is scheduled for release on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021. No gameplay footage has been released yet, but you can see some screenshots above and listen to some of the game’s music in the video here.
Starward Industries is staffed by a number of developers who worked on other games made in Poland such as The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077, and Dying Light. CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is launching in November.