Studio Revolution Software and publisher Microids are delighted to unveil a Dev Diary for Beyond a Steel Sky, exploring the game’s fascinating lore. From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind Watchmen, Beyond a Steel Sky is the spiritual successor to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky.
In this new Dev Diary, Charles Cecil, CEO & Game Director at Revolution Software, goes in-depth on the game’s lore. As the spiritual successor to Beneath a Steel Sky, it was crucial for the studio that Beyond a Steel Sky remained consistent with the original game while being equally appealing to people unfamiliar with the series.
“The way that we do this is that we make sure that all the core elements, all the vital lore, is brought through as part of the gameplay so that players experience it as they’re solving puzzles, as they’re driving the narrative forward,” says Charles Cecil.
Due to worldwide logistical issues and constraints beyond their control, the game’s release date has been postponed on some platforms in certain territories:
In the UK, the digital Switch version will be released on November 30th, and the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and retail Nintendo Switch versions will launch on December 7th, 2021.
In North America, the digital Switch version is set to release on December 7th, and on December 14th, 2021 on all other platforms for both retail & digital versions.
In Australia & New Zealand, all retail versions will come out on December 17th, while all digital versions will be released on November 30th, 2021.
In Europe, the game will launch on November 30th, 2021 on all platforms as originally scheduled.
“We apologize for the inconvenience for players eager to get their hands on the game, and we thank you for your understanding.” -Studio Revolution Software and publisher Microids