Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Rocketwerkz
Developer: Rocketwerkz
Release Date: Dec. 4, 2021

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'Icarus' Kicks Off Beta Weekend #5, Lets You Explore New Desert Biome, Full Launch Delayed Another Few Weeks

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2021 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT

Icarus is a premium, multiplayer cooperative survival game where you explore, survive and make your fortune -- if you dare.

An alien world for the taking. Explore, survive and make your fortune — or die trying.

A resource-rich frontier world has opened up for human exploration and exploitation, where hopefuls claim prospects for a limited time to mine for exotic resources.

Icarus takes a session-based approach to survival games. Players take limited-time drops onto a broken planet in search of rare exotic matter, which fuels advanced tech and player progression in the game’s gritty sci-fi universe. While navigating each prospect's unique challenges, players must collect meta-resources to permanently progress, explore the damaged planet, gather resources, craft tools and machinery, build shelter, hunt wildlife, extract the exotic matter and return to their dropship in time.

Icarus is unveiling its desert biome this weekend as part of its ongoing beta weekends program.

Over 200,000 people have pre-ordered Icarus on Steam and gained access to its beta so far, which developer RocketWerkz unlocks for a few days every second weekend. This weekend sends players into the heart of Icarus’ uncharted desert biome enduring sandstorms, heatwaves and a few surprises. 

Icarus is a session-based survival game where players drop onto the broken terraformed planet of Icarus for a limited time to complete missions before returning to orbit with resources. This weekend’s mission challenges players to discover a secret cave network, craft engineering equipment and survey a section of desert that a previous team never returned from. 

Previous weekends have seen players recover crashed terraforming satellites and hunt a genetically-modified mammoth. Developer RocketWerkz has used each weekend to add new features and content such as the arctic biome, base-destroying storms and boss creatures for players to test. 

Responding to player feedback, the team at RocketWerkz has added an extra beta weekend and the full game is now expected to arrive on Steam on December 4th.

Harsh environments demand an envirosuit, regular oxygen, food and water, shelter and constant attention. The wildlife is easily provoked, and your plans may need to change on the fly. Take the resources you find back to orbit to craft advanced technology for your drop, either with a crew or solo.

Use your time wisely or be left empty-handed or even left behind. Calculate the risks, stretch your endurance and resources. How far are you willing to go?

Icarus is coming to PC on December 4, 2021, followed by PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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