It’s not often that a new developer takes on such an awesome task as Holospark have with Earthfall. They announced last night, that not only will the game come out in the first six months of 2017, but it will also support High Dynamic Range colour (HDR) on the Xbox One S. It is also looking likely that it will support full 4K with HDR on any ‘future compatible consoles’, giving rise to the notion that Scorpio will definitely be 4K.
So, Earthfall is set to deliver stunning visuals when it is released, but what is it about? Emerging from the devastation of a global meteor strike, aliens have swarmed the earth, to dominate the landscape and ravage the entire planet. People must stand together and fight back with a wide variety of weapons, supplies and defences as they battle through the towns and wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.
A co-op shooter, players must use team-based tactics to fortify holdouts and complete objectives. We must strive and work together to survive.
Earthfall will feature up to four-player co-op with AI filling in for any absent members. Weapon drops come in the form of advanced in-game 3D printers that can produce more than 20 different weapons to use against the alien swarms. You’ll also be able to deploy self-built barricades and turrets to strengthen your positions and swing the tide of the battle.
The game was shown at PAX West earlier in the year and there was an immense queue of gamers waiting to get their hands on it for the first time. Holospark’s Art Director, Steve Holt, had this to say;
Earthfall is already an incredibly intense and visceral experience. Moving to HDR and 4K on consoles is going to make it even more stunning and show a level of detail that players haven’t experienced before.
You can check out the PAX Prime 2016 trailer below. Earthfall is expected to release in the first half of 2017.