The Solus Project
Publisher Grip Games / Developer Teotl Studios / Format Xbox One / ETA Now (Early Access), May (Full Release)
Is this another walking simula-?
Watch the language, buddy. The Solus Project is a survival game that’s also about discovery. Marooned on a hostile planet, you can explore the mysteries on the surface or investigate more linear secrets underground. Hopefully that’ll give this more structure than most open world games.
So I can enjoy skipping about the planet?
Skip carefully, because it’s described as “hostile” for a reason. Lightning storms, complete with massive twisters, are common, and the smallest changes in weather can have a big impact. Nights are bone-chillingly cold, days sweat-drenchingly hot. Even little factors like cloud coverage are vital to staying ahead and Is that an egg? Let’s eat it now, and worry if it’s safe later. Survival’s soooo easy… adapting to the planet’s living conditions.
So it’s a weather sim?
You carry a device that tells you your health, temperature, hydration, etc. You’ll have to gather resources to craft tools needed to survive. But if you stay in the same place for too long, you’re playing it wrong. Solus encourages you to explore and seek new resources rather than Beyond “marooned on a planet,” we have no plot details. You’ll have to go see for yourself. Nothing says “Actually, think I’ll stay in a hotel instead” quite like human remains decorating the floor.