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Forever Skies

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Far From Home
Release Date: 2024

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'Forever Skies' Sells More Than 80k Early Access Copies in First 2 Weeks, Gets First Content Update

by Rainier on July 18, 2023 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT

Forever Skies is a first-person action survival sci-fi game that takes place on a destroyed and deserted Earth in the wake of a massive ecological disaster.

Originally announced under the codename “Project Oxygen”, Forever Skies has been in the making for over two years from former AA and AAA devs who worked on titles such as Dying Light, Dying Light 2, Dead Island, The Medium, Chernobylite and the Divinity Original Sin Series.

You play as a lone scientist in Forever Skies, returning to Earth long after a global ecological catastrophe has left the planet uninhabitable to humans. Above the toxic clouds are the remnants of humanity's last stand. Build, expand and control a high-tech airship that will act as your transport, shelter, laboratory and workshop for researching mysterious substances and crafting tools for survival. Scavenge, find ways of obtaining food and resources, and explore the ruins above and below the thick, toxic dust layer which now shrouds the Earth’s surface. Why is the dust there? What is it exactly? And perhaps more importantly, what lies beneath it? 

Gameplay in Forever Skies will include exploration in your airship and on foot, crafting, base building, planting, combat, and scientific research in virology in search of a cure to help those few, who survive in orbit. 

Developer Far From Home announced that Forever Skies sold 80000+ copies the first 2 weeks since the start of its Steam Early Access launch.

“We are extremely happy with the results after such a short span of time. On the one hand, we are talking about sales that exceeded our expectations, and on the other hand, about the reception of the game from players. A Steam User score of 89 percent from over 1,700 reviews for an Early Access game is a signal to us that we have managed to achieve a level of quality that players expect“ Andrzej Blumenfeld, Gameplay Lead, Far From Home.

The team has also just released their first content patch for Forever Skies which brings a collection of new in-game items, fixes, and balances asked for by the community. The list includes:

  • Full controller support
  • Improved key rebinding
  • Item recycler
  • Docking plank
  • New explorable location
  • Improved inventory management
  • Upgraded Auto Extractor

Key Features:

  • Return To Earth - Take on the role of a scientist returning to Earth devastated by a global ecological disaster. This event caused the surface of the planet to be covered in a colossal layer of toxic dust, forcing humanity to build massive towers to try to survive.
  • Build & Control Your Advanced Airship - Build and customize a high-tech airship. It will be your home, workshop, laboratory. Extract and gather resources to improve it to make it fit your gaming tactics.
  • Utilize Science To Survive - Analyze scanned items and reverse engineer lost technology. Research new ways of obtaining food, resources, new tools and more.
  • Scavenge Ruined Skies - Explore and discover the remains of our civilization. Extract resources from the ruins that were built up high to escape the dust. Find out what happened and how we lost Earth.
  • Descend Below The Dust - Discover a strange new world that changed with the absence of humanity. Hunt for viral pathogens, use them as weapons or better yourself with viral boosts.
  • Fight for Your Life - Below the dust lies a totally new ecosystem so expect a fight against evolved and dangerous creatures.

Forever Skies is coming to PC (Steam) and current-gen consoles in 2024.

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