In the Twitch presentation of [email protected] over indie Xbox games, new gameplay of Exo one, a very experimental sci-fi title, that should be on your radar if you liked movies like Interstellar. In Exo One, we control an alien ship, shaped like a flying saucer, traveling through space and spectacular landscapes on alien planets.
But controlling the ship will not be as easy as in other games. We have to use gravity and inertia to propel ourselves up slopes, use air currents, float above the clouds … Exo One will be released at the end of this year 2021 on Xbox Series X and PC via Steam (not available on Xbox One).
During the aforementioned presentation on Twitch this gameplay has been shown, an uncut shot that faithfully reflects what this game will be like. There doesn’t seem to be a clear goal, beyond exploring, but Exo One will certainly offer a unique sensory experience, thanks to its smooth graphics, the many atmospheric effects, the sound and the ambient soundtrack, with an electric guitar (although in this video it does not sound).
Exo One begins when the Earth receives an alien signal with which to build a spaceship (something that also reminds us of the start of Contact). With it we will travel through space and time, in all kinds of places. Many of them, like a planet with gigantic waves, hundreds of meters long, or those images of the black hole from the trailer, have reminded us a lot of Nolan’s film, although there will be much more, it will be a feast for the senses.
Exo One is the work of a single developer, Jay Weston (who signs as Exbleative), with help from Rhys Lindsay for music and code. It will be published by Future Friends Games sometime in 2021, for Xbox Series X and Steam.