Frostpunk: On The Edge is the game's final expansion, adds new story

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Frostpunk

Source: 11 bit studios (Image credit: Source: 11 bit studios)

What you need to know

  • Frostpunk is a survival game that is quite popular on Xbox One and PC.
  • Your goal is to manage a city in extreme temperatures.
  • The game is getting another major expansion on August 20.
  • You can get Frostpunk: Console Edition for $30 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Frostpunk is a city-building, survival, and strategy game that's quite popular on PC. In a frozen world, people develop steam-powered machines to oppose the overwhelming cold. You, the city ruler, have to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastructure. Leaders face numerous challenges, frequently questioning morality and the basic foundation of what we consider as a society.

Today, 11 bit studios revealed that the game's mysterious Project TVADGYCGJR is actually a third expansion called On The Edge. Keep in mind that this is the final expansion for Frostpunk's Season Pass and is set after the vicious Great Storm as the expedition is sent from New London with a special assignment. According to the team, On The Edge not only opens a brand new chapter set in the Frostpunk universe, but also further enriches the core experience by pitting players against new challenges, and offering new unique mechanics both in the city and on the Frostland map.

Frostpunk: On The Edge is coming to Steam on August 20 and will feature a brand new story, new challenges on a desolate map, as well as unique mechanics. Frostpunk: Console Edition is the Xbox One port that features controller support so you can enjoy the experience on consoles. We thought that without a mouse and keyboard, the game would be hard to play, but that's not the case at all. If you're interested in such experience, be sure to pick it up for $30 through the Microsoft Store. It's unclear when the expansion is hitting consoles.

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "There are a ton of great strategy games on Xbox One these days, including Stellaris, Surviving Mars, They Are Billions, and Age of Wonders; but Frostpunk's dynamism, thoughtful console controls, setting, and narrative elements, for me, give it a special place above all of the others. This is a staggering achievement that strategy game fans shouldn't miss out on."

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

2 Comments
  • I half wanted to try this. I may give it a shot before it leaves Game Pass. Anyone else tried it?
  • Even though I played this game via XGP, I regret that I didn't buy the monthly bundle when this was in HumbleBundle few months ago.