Independent studio, Atomicom and publisher GamesCo, release details about JCB Pioneer: Mars. Hence the survival sandbox games launch on Steam Early Access, August 31st for Windows. While Linux support is yet to be formally confirmed. Since there is Steam listing available yet. So accompanying this announcement, the team is sharing a short video feature. Highlighting “Tools Of Survival”. While outlining the technology the player must rely on to successfully survive. And colonise the harsh Mars environment.
The video focuses on the beautiful, speculative space suits. Designed by Jim Bowers, co-creator of the illustrious Wipeout series, and the ultra-rugged. While also futuristic JCB vehicles, custom-designed by engineers at JCB. So players can master the alien landscape and ensure humanity’s future lies beyond planet Earth.
JCB Pioneer: Mars Steam Early Access Teaser Trailer:
So from the games video alone, the gameplay is very similar to Astroneer. Another Unreal Engine 4 game currently on Early Access. Yet that games experience relies on resource management and survival. While JCB Pioneer: Mars is more geared towards heavy equipment.
“We’re thrilled to announce the Early Access release date of JCB Pioneer: Mars. This is the first step players take on their journey to colonise the red planet,” says Andy Santos, Design Director of Atomicom. “With the Tools Of Survival video. Players have a taste of the custom-designed technology and how it is crucial to their survival.”
“We are hugely excited by the announcement of JCB Pioneer: Mars’ Early Access release date,” said JCB Worldwide Marketing Director, Michael Plummer. “Members of our design team have relished the opportunity to create these futuristic space vehicles. We’re delighted that players will be able to use JCB machinery on the planet Mars before using them on earth.”
What’s in the Gameplay
JCB Pioneer: Mars begins as the player awakens from a crash. Surrounded by the wreckage of their Lander vehicle. Amidst falling debris and hurtling winds. Survival is the first goal – locate oxygen and establish an outpost. Then the player slowly begins to establish him or herself on Mars. Learning to combat the planets fierce and hostile weather patterns. Beginning a larger operation of colonisation. Life-support infrastructure is crucial but so is mining natural resources. All part of a broader mission to save an ailing Earth.
So JCB Pioneer: Mars will launch on Early Access on August 31st for Windows. We are still waiting on further Linux confirmation, time frame or Steam Page.
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