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With BAFTA awards under their belt, the development team at State of Play are joining forces with 11 bit studios to deliver South of the Circle to PC and console. If you’re up for a gripping narrative adventure that covers love, promises and the Cold War, it’s one to keep an eye on.

Due to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC, South of the Circle promises to be yet another jewel in 11 bit studios’ lineup of meaningful entertainment titles – following on from the likes of Children of Morta and Frostpunk.

A game that has been put together by the British BAFTA-winning studio State of Play, South of the Circle is a visually impactful and compelling narrative experience featuring a cinematic story set in the midst of the 1960s Cold War.

The reveal trailer is down below these words, but in South of the Circle, you follow the story of Peter. Tangled in life-defining choices and torn between pursuing either career or true love, he finds himself in the middle of behind-the-scenes strife between military powers. Set in a Cold War reality, the game is defined by its story, stretching between past and present, minimalist aesthetics, and exceptional writing and voice acting which delivers an experience resembling top-tier cinema. Among talents heard on-screen are Gwilym Lee (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Olivia Vinall (“The Woman in White”), Richard Goulding (“The Crown”), Anton Lesser (“Game of Thrones”), Adrian Rawlins (“Chernobyl”), and Michael Fox (“Downton Abbey”).

“South of the Circle is one of those love-at-first-sight things,” says Marek Ziemak, External Development Director at 11 bit studios. “The game’s narrative and artistic sensitivity immediately captivated us. South of the Circle is heavily-focused on storytelling inspired by world-class cinema, which makes it a bit different from our previous titles. Once players experience its instantaneously engaging, emotion-packed narrative, we’re convinced they’ll understand why we wanted to have it in our publishing portfolio. And we’re thrilled to be able to start working with State of Play since it’s a studio that has been on our radar for a long time”.

We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as further details surrounding South of the Circle drop.

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