We’ve heard a fair old bit from Ultimate Games over the last few months, with them already committed to launches of Ultimate Summer and Smuggler Simulator. Now though they are adding a new simulator to their list, one that promises to deliver a whale of a time – Essex: The Whale Hunter.
Due to land on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023, Essex: The Whale Hunter will whisk us off to the high seas of the 19th century, working the island of Nantucket and sailing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
A whaling simulator inspired by “Moby-Dick”, the creators of Essex promise that it will deliver a high seas adventure filled with emotions and realism. It’s being developed by the Polish studio 3T Games and will be published by Ultimate Games, in yet another collaboration between the companies.
So what should we be looking forward to? Well, Essex: The Whale Hunter is a single-player focused whaling simulator, and this will see you embarking on a great adventure in the open waters of the Atlantic. The player – you, me and your friends – will step into the shoes of a whaling ship captain before taking in elements attached to that: whale hunting, including the majestic and awe-inspiring cachalots.
“In Essex: The Whale Hunter, players will embark on a unique journey through a world that no longer exists. The bulk of the action will take place on the Atlantic, but we will also visit the island of Nantucket, which could be described as the Wall Street of 19th-century whaling. Herman Melville’s masterpiece serves as our main inspiration during development, and we’re striving to properly capture the unique nature of this multi-dimensional novel” – said Rafał Jelonek, CEO at 3T Games.
Throughout Essex we will be faced with many challenges, starting off with just the very basics in place, such as recruiting the optimal crew. But it won’t be long before things start to get tricky and proper maintenance of the ship will play a crucial role as you focus on the search and hunt for whales. And just for good measure, it will also include economic elements and allow you to trade the gathered resources.
More details will be revealed at a later time but for now, expect to find the main features of Essex: The Whale Hunter covering the following…
- play a whaling simulator inspired by Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick”;
- hunt for cachalots and other whales;
- choose and manage your crew;
- maintain a whaling ship;
- harvest and trade resources;
- explore the island of Nantucket and the Atlantic Ocean.
We’ll be sure to bring you any further news of Essex: The Whale Hunter prior to it launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam in 2023.
Hit up the trailer to see how things are looking…