Frostbank 2. After a long and successful run, with several DLCs and an appearance on Game Pass, Frostpunk is getting a sequel. And things have changed. somewhat.
The ice is still there. Of course it certainly is. But the inhabitants of your frozen city have outgrown the roaring coal machines, and now everything is based on oil. Check out the ad announcement below.
Developed and published by 11 bit studios, Frostpunk 2 is the direct sequel to the award-winning Frostpunk and various downloadable content. The game takes place 30 years after the events of the first game.
The citizens of Frostland have moved beyond coal and turned their attention to reaping the earth’s richest resource, oil.
Given the massive and long-term success of Frostpunk, it’s no surprise that the 11-bit studios expanded to include a team of more than 70 people. Frostpunk 2 is likely to be much bigger, with more embodied mechanics and more compelling storyline.
This is what Jakub Stokalski, co-director of the game, said on the official steam page:
“What we aim to offer players is an experience that goes well beyond the original Frostpunk experience. With a still-growing team of approximately 70 people, we have more workforce available to focus on all aspects of the game from scale, production value, and user experience quality, but our ambition is Doing more than just a straightforward operation. Continued.”
This is exciting news for fans of the original game. First released in 2018, Frostpunk has received three major content expansions, The Rifts, The Last Autumn, and On The Edge, each growing in scope and size.
Both DLCs are reasonably priced and add a lot to the game’s flavor and complexity. If the developers can build on what they have achieved over the past three years, Frostpunk 2 could outperform its predecessor.
The main question of the game is fundamentally different from its predecessor: you survived the apocalypse… What will happen next? There will be more chaos before humanity settles down, that’s for sure. The workers are rising up, the citizens are revolting, and the people are freezing. This is Frostpunk.
There is no official release date for Frostpunk 2 yet. According to PCGamer, Stokalski said that the game is still “in a very early stage of development,” and there hasn’t been a public release yet when fans are expecting the game.
This trailer is just to say: Yes, we hear you. We’re making another Frostpunk game. This is good for me.