Beyond A Steel Sky, the long-awaited sequel to 1994’s Beneath A Steel Sky, has been delayed. The game, which was first announced in 2012 and was properly revealed as an Apple Arcade game earlier this year, was due to release before the end of 2019. This will no longer happen, developer Revolution has confirmed on their website, and the game will instead release in 2020.
In the post, Beyond A Steel Sky is called Revolution’s “most ambitious adventure to date,” and it’s said that more time is needed to “realise (their) vision” for it. The game is being made for Apple Arcade, PC, and console, and a release date will be confirmed early in 2020. The game’s Steam page gives us some more details, calling the game “a dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller in which engaging puzzles drive a fast-paced narrative set in a dynamic gameworld that responds to–and is subverted by–the player’s actions.”
The original Beneath A Steel Sky was designed in part by Charles Cecil, architect of the Broken Sword series, and Dave Gibbons, the artist responsible for the iconic style of Alan Moore’s Watchmen comics. Both have returned for Beyond A Steel Sky, too. We gave the remastered iPhone version a 9/10 in our 2010 review, writing that “despite its sober setting, the game comes with a script full of laughs and lighter moments, and even the most inconsequential of conversations will raise a smile or hint at each character’s own little universe.”
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