11 bit studios have just announced the sequel to their popular 2018 survival city-builder, Frostpunk. Set 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard, players will need to battle the harsh and frosty elements to build a thriving metropolis.
Frostpunk 2 builds upon its predecessor, with players tasked with leading a resource-hungry group where you’ll expand and explore, hunting for new sources of power to maintain and grow your township.
This exciting announcement follows a growth in 11 bit studios, with a now almost 70-person team working on Frostpunk’s sequel. It’s also the first of three games currently being developed by the Polish development studio to be revealed. Hopefully with the growth of the studio will also come a growth in the depth of gameplay and the scope the team are able to push to achieve. That’s at least the sentiment outlined by Frostpunk 2 Co-Director, Jakub Stokalski:
“We have more manpower available to focus on all aspects of the game from the scale, the production value, to the quality of UX. Our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel. What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk.”
“What players should expect is a wide universe of choices, freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit – and reap the consequences. Frostpunk 2 builds on the conflicts of its predecessor – survival vs human values, life vs the arctic frost. But most importantly, it adds a new layer that is present in many aspects of the game – be it politics, be it society, be it technological progress – the conflict between humans and their nature”.
Accompanying the announcement of Frostpunk 2 is the news that the original game will be free for a limited period to allow unfamiliar players to get to know the cold and harsh world of Frostpunk. You can download the game now on Steam with the free period running from August 13 at 1am AEST to August 17 at 3am AEST.
Frostpunk 2 will be launching for PC across Steam, GOG and the Epic Game Store at a currently unknown date.