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As the title suggests, it’s been a year since the launch of The Eternal Cylinder; a unique, original piece of gaming with a brilliant premise. Today it’s all about celebrating that anniversary with a new update and some glorious next-new-gen optimisation. 

If you’ve never heard of The Eternal Cylinder before, then let us fill you in. This comes from the Good Shepherd and ACE Team squads, dropping us onto a strange alien world – and told to get on with it. But this place is far from friendly, totally threatened by the ever-moving, gargantuan The Cylinder. As a tiny little Trebhum, you’ll want to avoid it at all costs. 

Thankfully, whilst your Trebhum race is far from quick or strong, you have a seriously good ability – the power of adaptation. Mutating, evolving and staying alive will be your primary goal. Just keep moving to ensure you don’t get crushed. 

As a game, we love The Eternal Cylinder, with our original review of the Xbox One edition of the game praising it muchly; a 4/5 review pointed to the originality, the brilliant concept and the well designed visuals and sound. 

So what are we doing here and now? Well, The Eternal Cylinder has only gone and got a next-gen upgrade, ensuring it is now fully optimised for Xbox Series X|S and PS5. And yes, that does mean we’re going to review it on Series X|S – stay tuned for those thoughts soon. 

With that move comes the chance to work in some new graphical options as follows:

  • New Graphics Options: The Eternal Cylinder has never looked so gorgeous! Become even more immersed in this wildly vivid world with the following upgrade options on select systems:
  • Steam|Epic Games Store: Enjoy full support for 4K resolution and ray tracing.
  • PlayStation 5: Choose between 4K or ray tracing modes, with support for haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on DualSense™ wireless controllers.
  • Xbox Series X: Choose between 4K or ray tracing modes (ray tracing unavailable on Xbox Series S).

The upgrade is free. 

But there’s more and also free is the Anniversary Update. A year on calls for celebrations and in The Eternal Cylinder players will be able to discover new creatues – a couple in fact, the Buddugh Gropp and the Gharukuk – along with the opportunity to try out a new mutation…

  • New Creatures to Discover: Two new beings are roaming the world – approach at your own risk!
  • The Buddugh Gropp is a highly aggressive herbivore found in the tundra biome.
  • The Gharukuk is a large tripodal omnivore located in the desert.
  • New Mutation: Your Trebhum have developed a spicy new mutation that lets them shoot jets of fire from their trunks, a powerful defense against predators – especially those with fur!

If you haven’t yet played The Eternal Cylinder then we’d highly recommend you do so right about now. You can find it on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5 or on both Steam and Epic Games Store for PC. 

It’ll cost you around about £23.74, or you could hold tight for our giveaway of The Eternal Cylinder code. It’ll be starting within the next 24 hours and you could win a free copy of the game on Xbox Series X|S. 

Game Description:

“You were born on a dangerous planet. Surreal and fantastical environments, teeming with exotic creatures that defy description. This world is both terrifying and awe-inspiring, as full of wonder and mystery as it is dangerous. But whatever dangers can be found pale in comparison to this world’s biggest threat: The Cylinder. This gargantuan, ancient rolling structure crushes everything in its path. But where did it come from? And how can it be stopped? In this place, you are but a tiny creature called a Trebhum. While you may not be the fastest or the strongest, you have the most powerful ability of all: adaptation. Trebhum can mutate and evolve new physical attributes and abilities that can help them defend themselves against predators and navigate through this perilous world; what you lack in size, you’ll need to make up for in improvisation and resourcefulness. So, prepare yourself, little Trebhum. Gather your family for the dangerous journey ahead and save your world from The Eternal Cylinder.”

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Alex V.
Alex V.
3 months ago

Looks interesting. Need something different at the moment and this looks like something I can get behind👍

Rob Hestar
Rob Hestar
3 months ago

Game looks super fun. I dunno why I deserve to win more than others,But I will play it and enjoy it 🙂

Doryan
Doryan
3 months ago

Today, I actually watched a streamer play this game, The Eternal Cylinder. Initially, I thought it was a multiplayer game, similar to a Marbles kind of game. Mainly, due to all the Trebhum characters rolling around in a circular kind of stage, simply trying to avoid getting annihilated. But then I realized that it was the streamer indirectly controlling all of them, or so it seemed, because they would all just follow her character around, or at least that was my impression. From the ten minutes of gameplay that I watched before having to leave, I definitely did dig the concept of the game. Which I would describe as something totally alien or fremd to anything I’ve ever played before, but that’s a good thing. I enjoy games that do their own thing, and this game does that well. One thing that really got me into wanting to play it, were all the quirky sounds coming from all the Trebhums and/or creatures in the environment. Yes, this game is something I would enjoy.

wtfphd
wtfphd
3 months ago

I remember reading solid reviews of this, but I never got around to checking it out. Would love to try the updated version on Series X!

ChanSelig
ChanSelig
3 months ago

Looks like a vast universe with lots of funky lifeforms/aliens, would definitely like to give it a try based on the trailer and your mention of evolving abilities seems to add a lot more depth

Daniel
Daniel
3 months ago

Looks like a fun game.

jett
jett
3 months ago

dayum!? an update for this game?

Qflutz
Qflutz
3 months ago

I haven’t played it. Looking forward to playing it on the series x

Demerson Zounar
Demerson Zounar
3 months ago

Never heard of the game but I enjoyed the trailer, gotta wishlist it. 🙂

Daniel
Daniel
3 months ago

never had the opportunity to play it on Xbox One and would love the chance to play the fully optimized version on Series X