Today, publisher Team17 and developer Adrian Lazar announced Planet Alpha for Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. The game is an atmospheric side-scrolling platformer which is coming out this year. According to the teams, the title combines fast maneuvers, creative puzzles, stealth mechanics, and a vivid art style to create an unforgettable experience.
Players awake on a strange alien world that is home to many mysterious, exotic flora and fauna. As you explore the world around you, you'll uncover the ability to rotate and control the planet. This is the first time we've seen a game where you have the ability to alter gravity by controlling an entire planet. Puzzle experiences like The Bridge have similar mechanics but on a much smaller scale.
Development on Planet Alpha began in 2013 with Adrian Lazar was working on his own game on the side. In 2015, he left his position at IO Interactive – the current developer behind the Hitman franchise and Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days – to focus on Planet Alpha full time.
Lazar issued the following statement alongside his game's reveal.
Planet Alpha is the work of passion of a small but very ambitious team. We are building something special and we're putting everything we have into it. Developing the game for over four years has been a roller coaster, so when we looked for a publisher we were very selective... I am thrilled to have found in Team17 a partner who can offer us the resources that we need to bring this game to the players, but more importantly I'm excited to have a partner that truly believes in Planet Alpha as much as we do. I cannot wait to share our creation with the world.
The game looks quite unique so hopefully it'll live up to expectations when it launches later this year.
Keep an eye on WindowsCentral.com/Gaming for all the latest in Xbox and Windows 10 gaming, accessories, news, and reviews!
Everything we know about Resident Evil Village (so far)
Capcom's next survival-horror title may be Resident Evil 8. Related rumors indicate a first-person setting, some returning characters and more.
Office.com is getting a pretty snazzy new look
Microsoft has started rolling out a new look for its Office web portal for commercial customers. Presumably, the new look will head out to regular Microsoft 365 subscribers at some point, but Microsoft hasn't formally announced the redesign yet.
Microsoft is reportedly considering buying the WB Games division
Microsoft is reportedly considering a bid on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Previously, Take-Two Interactive, Electronic Arts and Activision were all reportedly interested as well.
Fix up your Xbox Elite Controller with these parts
Need some replacement parts for your Xbox One Elite Controller? From new paddles, grips, bumpers, thumbsticks, and more, we have you covered.