Frostpunk 'The Last Autumn' prequel expansion takes place before winter

Frostpunk (Image credit: 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 an expansion that takes place before the bitter cold.
  • You can get Frostpunk: Console Edition for $30 through the Microsoft Store.

Updated January 21, 2020: The expansion is now available on PC.

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.

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.

Today, developer 11 bit studios announced The Last Autumn expansion. According to the press release Windows Central received, The Last Autumn serves as a prequel to the plot of the base game. It'll be available for PC through online stores such as Steam,, and the Humble Store on January 21, 2020. The expansion is coming to Xbox One at a later date in 2020.

The press release added that The Last Autumn depicts an important turning point in the Frostpunk universe, as it sheds light on events that happened before the winter. Imagine the world of Frostpunk, but full of life and energy. See the civilization's last attempts to remain unbeaten by nature and build a generator in an effort to save your city.

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."



Asher Madan

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.