You may not have heard of Starward Industries, for they are a brand new Cracow based development team. But with team members having past history of work on The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light and more behind them, there is most definitely some hype behind what they are looking to produce. And their first game? The Invincible for Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC.
Starward Industries are a bold and ambitious new studio, and they have set their sights high with an equally bold, and equally ambitious game – The Invincible. Coming to Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC in 2021, The Invincible is being created in celebration of the 99th birthday of sci-fi writer, Stanislaw Lem. In creation since 2018, it’s a first person single player sci-fi thriller that is set in a retro-future timeline. And it all sounds bloody brilliant.
The single-player story of The Invincible will introduce gamers firsthand to the idea that there are places in the Universe that are not only unwelcoming to us as humans, but entirely forbidden. Inspired by the work of bestselling Science Fiction writer, Stanisław Lem, who has influenced the likes of Futurama’s David X Cohen, The Sims’ Will Wright, and Hideo Kojima, author of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, The Invincible will plunge players onto a distant planet Regis III set in atompunk aesthetics. While technology in the game’s universe has advanced to the point of seamless space exploration, equipment remains analogue as the digital revolution has not taken place, nor has The Cold War ended.
“The Invincible, which has been secretly in the making for some time, combines a fascinating setting, iconic story and an established non-linear gameplay to deliver a truly unforgettable experience” says Starward Industries CEO, Marek Markuszewski. “The studio believes in the power of interactive storytelling, and wants to engage gamers of all skill levels in crafting their own paths in the peculiar world of a distant, malevolent planet.”
With a team that has touched on the pinnacle of AAA productions throughout their careers there is much hope for both Starward Industries and their debut game, The Invincible. Especially seeing as it’s due to come to Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC in 2021. We’ll be sure to keep you fully updated on its progress. For now, check out the Steam page.