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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Rocketwerkz
Developer: Rocketwerkz
Release Date: Nov. 20, 2021

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'Icarus' Reveals New OutPosts Game Mode, Gets Release Date, No Longer Free to Play

by Rainier on June 12, 2021 @ 10:17 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.

Did we say we were launching in Fall? Well, we decided to do one better. Whether you decide to play alone or as a group of eight, you are now one day closer to surviving on Icarus!

Icarus is releasing on August 11th!


Standard Edition ($29.95)

  • Icarus

Deluxe Edition ($99.95)

  • Icarus
  • First Cohort Enviro-suit (features a water slot)
  • Two DLC Chapters: New Frontiers and Dangerous Horizons
  • Outpost map 1km x 1km

All pre-orders will receive a 10% discount and a timed exclusive "First Cohort" XP boost!

Introducing a new game mode - OutPosts

Our community urged us to create a game mode that allowed them the freedom to collect resources, craft and build on Icarus without the pressure of time. So we did just that.

Outposts are a 1km x 1km plot of land where you can do just about everything you normally would in our original game mode but without the threat of storms and enemy AI. You can zen out, test your architecture and crafting skills, and invite your friends to come and play with you.

Currently Outposts are still in development, and we cannot wait to show you what they're all about!

Regarding Icarus shifting away from a free-to-play title to a premium purchase

We gave ourselves time to carefully consider the pricing model for Icarus. Our priority has always been to ensure a sustainable game of AAA quality for our players to enjoy across the years to come. Making Icarus available for purchase will allow us to confidently make regular in-game updates and develop our future DLC Chapters

New Frontiers and Dangerous Horizons to the highest standard.

The feedback we received from our community members in Discord aligned with our vision, and enabled us to reach this conclusion in reflecting these values. We appreciate your input tremendously!

Now.. Let the launch countdown begin!

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, PS5, and Xbox Series X.

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