Exodus is an upcoming sci-fi action RPG developed by Archetype Entertainment, a studio founded by veterans of BioWare, Naughty Dog, and Wizards of the Coast.
The game promises to be a significant addition to the genre, with a unique blend of storytelling, gameplay mechanics, and graphics.
It was showcased at the 2023 Game Awards with an extended story trailer.
Setting and story
Exodus will be set in a space-faring future where humanity has fled a dying Earth and is now struggling for survival in a hostile galaxy.
Players take on the role of a character known as “The Traveler,” voiced by actor Matthew McConaughey.
The game’s narrative revolves around exploring the galaxy, interacting with various alien races, and dealing with the complexities of time dilation—a phenomenon where time passes at different rates in different parts of the universe.
Exodus is expected to feature third-person shooter mechanics, focusing on action and precision.
The gameplay will be influenced by the developers’ experience with titles like Mass Effect, though it aims to carve out its own identity with a completely original story and setting.
The concept of time dilation will play a crucial role in the gameplay, affecting the lifespan and relationships of NPCs, and introducing a unique narrative dimension.
This concept, similar to what was explored in the film Interstellar, will impact the storyline and the player’s interactions within the game.
Development and release
The game is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
While no specific release date has been announced yet, the game is expected to first release in Early Access on Steam during Take-Two’s Fiscal Year 2024.
A full release is probably planned for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC at a later date.
Archetype Entertainment has collaborated with award-winning sci-fi authors to create the game’s universe, ensuring a rich and immersive story.
The studio has emphasized that the choices players make in Exodus will have generation-spanning consequences, affecting the game’s world and characters over time.
The game marks a significant endeavor by Archetype Entertainment, combining the expertise of its team members in creating a new, innovative sci-fi RPG.