Today at Summer Game Fest, a joint project with voice talents Roger Clark and Troy Baker was revealed by European indie studio Fallen Leaf. It’s called Fort Solis, and it’s a sci-fi thriller set on a mining outpost on Mars.
Baker (The Last of Us, Uncharted, BioShock Infinite) plays Wyatt Taylor, a doctor from Fort Solis who Baker says is “sometimes in opposition to Roger’s character”. Clark (Red Dead Redemption 2), next, plays Jack Leary, a maintenance engineer on the remote Martian mining post whose job is to make sure no equipment fails.
As Baker explains, Fort Solis is meant to be a “tight thriller,” something like a cross between Dead Space and a Duncan Jones movie. Gameplay includes elements of exploration through multiple locations, including multiple ways to traverse. And narrative is apparently a “huge element.”
The Fort Solis Steam page describes it as a single-player third-person thriller set on a single night on the far side of Mars. It opens with Jack Leary responding to a routine alarm, but things quickly spiral out of control.
Fort Solis is currently only announced for PC via Steam, and no release date has yet been given. It’s made in Unreal Engine 5. For more news and announcements on the full Summer of Gaming, check out our watch guide.
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