Lots of games get featured at events like the Game Awards, so this Atlas Fallen went under the radar of many, including me. Deck13 Interactive’s RPG was presented with the premise of an open world RPG with a premiere scheduled for 2023 with no date, but its new images shared this week they have made me not only add it to Steambut mark your date on the calendar.
For those of you who can’t locate Deck13 Interactive, the Frankfurt studio previously developed The Surge, The Surge 2 and Lords of the Fallen in 2014. Although those games followed the premise of an RPG soulslike Clearly inspired by Dark Souls, Atlas Fallen will move away slightly to bet on an approach that mixes the Horizon and Monster Hunter saga, although seeing its recent past, we would not be surprised by the mechanical souls.
Be that as it may, the game still had no release date, at least until this week when new images and the long-awaited premiere have been shared: the next one will finally arrive May 16but will also land in September on GOG without DRM. A news that has made me think, “why wasn’t this game on my radar?”.
The more “open” approach of this title brings it closer to a role-playing experience with a massive open world in which the motion will be the key. We could already see it in its first preview, and it is that Atlas Fallen aroused great interest due to its unique movement mechanics, which perhaps rescue the best of Forspoken: the agility of our character riding and surfing the surrounding dunes.
The studio’s previous work may not appeal to the gaming community, but for the visual and mechanical grit alone, it’s worth keeping on the radar. Of course, his good hand cannot be denied. Both The Surge and The Surge 2 maintain a not inconsiderable rating on Steam 78% positive feedbackwhile Lords of the Fallen (developed in collaboration with CI Games) is close to 60% positive rating.