Survival Game ‘Stranded Deep’ Gets October PS4 and Xbox One Release! But Isn’t Telltale Shutting Down?
Telltale Games, alongside developer Beam Team Games, have announced that the open-world survival game Stranded Deep will be available for download on the PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One on October 9, 2018. But isn’t Telltale shutting down?
Pre-orders for Stranded Deep on PS4 are currently available for $19.99 USD. The pre-order date for the game on Xbox One will be revealed soon.
Check out the intense trailer!
Here’s the official description:
In the aftermath of a mysterious plane crash, you’re left stranded on a chain of deserted islands somewhere in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Alone and without any means to call for help, you must test your survival skills in this dynamic open world adventure. Explore underwater and on land as you hunt for materials to craft the tools, weapons, and shelter you’ll need to stay alive. But stay sharp: hunger, thirst, and exposure can be just as deadly as the wildlife. Live long enough, and you might just make it home…
The key features include:
- Survive in Paradise – From lush tropical islands to bottomless ocean trenches to coral reefs teeming with life, players will get to experience a vast and dynamic world filled with secrets to uncover and threats to overcome. They will scour a sunken ship, scale a rocky cliff, or kick back on the beach and watch the sunset. Be careful not to freeze once night falls.
- Battle the Elements – Manage your thirst, hunger, and more in a challenging and immersive fight for survival. Players will be able to gather materials needed to craft tools, shelter, and, eventually, transport. They will have to face down the ocean’s deadliest predators in terrifying up-close encounters. Whether it’s sharks, storms, or dehydration, any moment could be your last.
- Test Your Nerve – With opt-in permadeath, random loot, rare collectibles, and the option to procedurally randomize the world (or manually customize your own), each playthrough can be uniquely treacherous. When hours of progress are on the line, every risk and reward scenario becomes that much more harrowing on players.
- Complete the Journey – With its arrival on consoles, Stranded Deep now boasts a lot of additional content. Players will get to see new items, new wildlife, new mysteries, and most importantly, a definitive ending. The ultimate goal is to escape back to civilization. However, beware of the “boss” creatures that lurk in the deep.
Stranded Deep started as a successful Steam Early Access title, and will launch as “a complete, fully-featured single-player experience” for consoles on October 9, 2018. Players of this game on PC will also be able to see the additional content from the console version sometime later this year.
Stranded Deep has been rated ‘Teen’ by the ESRB. Do visit the Beam Team Games official website for more information.
Now, all of this does look quite interesting. However, there have been reports of Telltale Games shutting down due to bankruptcy. Turns out, even enjoyable games like the Batman series weren’t turning a profit. You should definitely keep an eye on this Twitter thread. A skeleton crew of 25 will be working on the final season of The Walking Dead which will be the last game from the studio.
So, even though the announcement was made today, Stranded Deep is likely to not be published by Telltale. Let’s see if Telltale decides to release a statement.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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