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Vigor is a new Xbox-exclusive survival title from DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive

During Microsoft's Inside Xbox broadcast at E3 2018, the company debuted a brand-new Xbox exclusive title from Bohemia Interactive. Called Vigor, the game places a heavy emphasis on survival with player-versus-player action at the center.

The backstory for Vigor is that a nuclear bomb has devastated central Europe, causing survivors to look towards Norway for survival. Players will have their own shelter, which operates as the main progression system, allowing you to upgrade it along the way.

Of course, as a survival title, and with Bohemia Interactive's roots in DayZ, there's a focus on gathering resources and materials to keep yourself afloat. And from the sound of things, you'll want to hoard as much as you can find because you'll risk everything in combat encounters with other players. Fortunately, Vigor differentiates itself from other titles by giving you an escape route from combat through exit points on the map. Crafting will also play a crucial role in Vigor and acts as one of the main gameplay hooks.

Vigor is expected to hit the Xbox Game Preview program this summer.

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13 Comments
  • That's what we need, another half finished - never finished game.
  • Where did it say that?
  • I'm guessing it's a reference to Xbox Game Preview.
  • Not my particular style of game but good to see something new.
  • Sounds like another one of those timed exclusive or first on console because of game preview.
    You know, similar to We happy few. So not really really an exclusives for me.
  • What's with this obsession with exclusives. I understand why it's helpful in drawing users to a console, but I disagree with that practice.
  • Well it's in the title of so many pro-XB/MS sites so it must be important.
    For me, I'm trying to give my opinion about what happened in the past with these so-called exclusives and trying to relate to this situation. I've already bought a console because I was told a content was exclusive to that console only to find out later that it was actually timed and I didn't have to buy it because I owned another platform it was coming to. If I knew it was timed I would have never bought that console. For me full exclusive is fine because you are actually investing money to make the game.
    What's not great is time exclusive and making consumer think that it's actual exclusives. That' for me is misleading.
  • Did you watch MS's E3 conference. They showed over 50 games..... At least 10 of which are exclusives.
  • Ah I see. I have an Xbox one X and definitely do not need to spend another few hundred on another console JUST for a game, I really dislike that whole concept. I'll just stick to the console I like and enjoy. I can see why it would be annoying if you thought it was exclusive to one console only later to come to another. That's why I disagree with the whole idea of exclusives, timed or not.
  • He's PC gamer. He think most gamers have a PC and will play multiplats on a PC. They won't buy a xbox because many console exclusives are XPA. They only buy ps4 for the exclusives that is why ps4 exclusives are occupying top10 charts (quite the opposite, why do you think Sony's not allowing cross-platform-play?)
  • No, its an exclusive (not timed or first on console).
  • Will it stay as an exclusive game after full release?
  • Nit picking but bohemia did not create dayz. It was made by Dean hall on his own time not for bohemia. Your subtitle is not researched properly so why would the rest of your article be .