Frostpunk 2, The Sequel to the BAFTA-Nominated Game, Is Coming Soon
11 bit studios have announced Frostpunk 2, the sequel to the highly acclaimed, BAFTA-nominated society survival city-builder.
Frostpunk became an instant hit on Steam when it was released in 2018. It currently sits at a 91% positive rating after over 50,000 reviews. Since its release, Frostpunk has come to consoles, added free additional content, and three paid expansions. It has also surpassed 3 million sales before its 3rd anniversary in April 2021.
Frostpunk 2 is the first of three projects set to be revealed by the Warsaw-based company. However, the studio has grown since the original, boasting nearly 70 people.
“We have more manpower available to focus on all aspects of the game from the scale, the production value, to the quality of UX. Our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel. What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk.”
Jakub Stokalski, Frostpunk 2 Co-Director.
What is Frostpunk 2?
Frostpunk 2 is set 30 years after an apocalyptic blizzard where Earth is being overwhelmed by the neverending frost and harsh, icy climate. This is the same setting as the first game. You must take the reigns of a power-hungry metropolis where searching for new sources of power is unavoidable. Out with the old and in with the new. Therefore, the oil extraction industry is the new target for humanity. Unfortunately, not everyone in the new multi-layered society will accept the change. You can check out the trailer here.
Jakub Stokalski, the game’s Co-Director, also stated his grand vision for Frostpunk 2. Players can expect “a wide universe of choices, freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit – and reap the consequences. Frostpunk 2 builds on the conflicts of its predecessor – survival vs human values, life vs the arctic frost. But most importantly, it adds a new layer that is present in many aspects of the game – be it politics, be it society, be it technological progress – the conflict between humans and their nature”.
In addition to the announcement of Frostpunk 2, Frostpunk will be available for free on Steam from today, August 12th from 3 PM GMT to August 16th until 5 PM GMT.