For those who’re not accustomed to Startopia – and, truthfully, we’ll forgive you for that – then all you really want to know is that it was a 2001 technique title helmed by ex-Bullfrog staffers. In it, your job was to supervise the creation of an area station, and it fused metropolis constructing mechanics with RTS gameplay. Now it’s set to make a comeback on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation four from 26th March.
Spacebase Startopia is a brand new sport being constructed by Dungeons developer Realmforge Studios, however it guarantees to strike “a cautious stability between nostalgia and innovation in its reimagining of the favored technique sport”. You’ll must delicately oversee three completely different decks and a “melting pot” of life-forms, making certain you cater to the wants and necessities of every particular person.
The press launch explains: “In Spacebase Startopia, gamers will carve out their very own little area within the universe, able to change into a galactic utopia – in case your administration expertise are as much as the duty. With three completely different sport modes and an unlimited quantity of administration choices to be made below the watchful eye of the VAL, the station’s sardonic AI, there’s loads of in-depth gameplay ready for brand spanking new and seasoned gamers alike.”
Along with a full single participant marketing campaign spanning 10 “fully-voiced” missions, there’s additionally aggressive and co-operative multiplayer for as much as 4 individuals. And naturally, there’ll be a “absolutely configurable” sandbox mode for you faff about in, the place you’ll be capable of discover the complete “potential of your area base”.