THQ Nordic's New Survival Game Enters Early Access Next Week

In a big departure for the studio responsible for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and the recent Bubsy reboot, Black Forest Games will release Fade to Silence into Early Access next week. There's a dynamic weather system that will challenge you to accurately read the weather patterns in order to determine when it's safe to go outside and scrounge for the resources you need. Black Forest will be listening to user feedback as they consider new features to implement.

Fade to Silence will be available for early access on Steam beginning December 14; the full version of the game is now targeting an August 2018 release for PC, PS4, Xbox One.

"As the player you take the role of Ash, a natural but tormented leader".


Fade to Silence seems to be a bit more story-focused than traditional survival fare, with Black Forest Games describing it as a "character-driven, group survival experience".

From launch, Fade to Silence will include eight square kilometres of frozen wasteland to explore, a tiered combat system spanning ranged and melee weaponry, and a wolf-sled for forging expeditions into the wilderness.

If anything Fade to Silence feels more reminiscent of something like State of Decay, as it looks like the game is single player only and tasks players with coordinating their followers' resource management. You'll be faced with harsh choices on who to recruit and who to leave behind as you build your base. The Game Awards livestreams tonight at 5:30 PM PST.

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