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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Developer: Archetype Entertainment

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'Exodus' Developer Archetype Entertainment Enters Co-Development Partnership With EB Studio

by Rainier on June 24, 2024 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT

Exodus is a sci-fi action/adventure RPG, a narrative-driven experience that marries cinematic storytelling and broad player agency with modern AAA gameplay.

The debut game from legendary RPG creator James Ohlen’s new studio is a next-generation, story-driven RPG that marries cinematic storytelling with deep emotional impact featuring broad player agency and modern AAA gameplay. The story is fueled by the consequences of player choices due to the impact of Time Dilation, and how they change the lives of those we love most. 

In Exodus, humanity has fled a dying Earth, finding a new home in a hostile galaxy – here, we are the underdogs fighting for survival. As The Traveler, you are humanity’s last hope. Your job is to steal alien weapons and technology from the most powerful beings in the universe, the Celestials – humanity’s greatest enemy. But there’s a catch - Time Dilation. As Travelers on interstellar missions, days for you are decades back home. The sacrifices you make to protect your loved ones create unpredictable consequences that change your world -- reshaping the future. Returning home, you confront the consequences of your choices. In Exodus, the outcome of those choices manifests at a massive level, compounding over generations. 

Archetype Entertainment is revealing that EB Studio, a Swedish co-development studio with expertise in creating immersive game environments, is one of the co-development partners responsible for bringing the world of Exodus to life.

Origins that were founded in the world of architecture have positioned EB Studio as a creative powerhouse where you can still find professional architects working alongside game developers. Commenting on this unique niche, Johan Borg, COO and co-founder of the studio, said, “The company’s history in architecture, and our ability to inspire each other across the two fields, has given us a real edge as a game development studio. With the combined expertise of our team, we craft believable worlds from unbelievable ideas.”

“We’re honored to be a contributing partner collaborating with Archetype Entertainment since 2021, and proud of our role in bringing a game of this scale and magnitude to life,” said Johan Ernstsson, CEO and Co-Founder of EB Studio. “Having worked with James Ohlen (Co-Founder & Creative Director, Archetype Entertainment) as well as Chad Robertson (General Manager, Archetype Entertainment), and the rest of the team at Archetype for the past few years, it has been amazing to witness the depth of the world-building that has gone into making the Exodus universe a unique and immersive gameplay experience.” 

James Ohlen echoed the sentiment, adding, “We are proud to be working on our new AAA IP, EXODUS, with EB Studio, a team known for achieving high levels of visual quality in their work. That focus on quality is a critical part of our commitment to delivering an unprecedented level of emotional impact to players.”

Key Features:

  • Experience the Emotional Impact of Time Dilation - Time Dilation escalates the emotional impact of your story-driven choices like never before. Traveling on interstellar missions at the edge of lightspeed, time moves differently — days for you can be years, decades or even centuries for those back home. The world you fight so hard to save moves on without you, changing and evolving while you are left behind. In your absence, friends and family will grow old and change, while you remain the same, forcing you to exist outside of time.
  • Explore A Universe of Possibilites - As the Traveler, you navigate the stars on missions to steal alien weapons and technology from the most powerful beings in the universe and humanity’s greatest enemy, the Celestials. These remnants are used to fight a destructive force that threatens the entire galaxy, including your homeworld. Through exploration, you gain an understanding of your universe, the Celestials, and how you are connected to the fate of humanity.
  • Lead A Diverse Cast of Companions - As humanity's savior you will lead a diverse set of companions in your fight for humanity, many of whom have their own quest and romance paths. Willing to brave unfathomable danger, and to stare into the abyss at your side, they are ready to join you in facing whatever arises. These are not just brave soldiers – they are genetically engineered savants, punk mech pilots, geniuses cursed with alien viruses and more.
  • Own Your Journey – In EXODUS, you have the agency to customize your experience, from your character to your progression, combat style and the companions you choose. With each mission you grow more powerful as you progress from a lowly salvager to humanity’s last hope. As you infiltrate dangerous alien strongholds, you’ll need to decide which combat tactics and strategies you’ll use to exploit your enemy’s weakness.

Fans interested in joining by becoming Founders can sign up now to earn exclusive in-game items.

Exodus is in development for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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