11 bit Studio's hit city-building survival experience Frostpunk is on its way to get a sequel. Simply dubbed Frostpunk 2, the new game will take players 30 years to the future after the original game's campaign, where the civilization-ending blizzard storm has passed, but the harsh icy weather has remained.
Once again, the game will put players as a leader of a "resource-hungry metropolis where the expansion and search for new sources of power is an unavoidable reality." Coal is no longer a reliable option for powering the city, so oil power has become the answer, at least according to some. The developer says players will be navigating around the demands of the various factions in the game and threats from nature to try and ultimately survive this frozen landscape.
Here's how Frostpunk 2's co-director Jakub Stokalski described the sequel's mechanics:
"What players should expect is a wide universe of choices, the freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit - and reap the consequences. Frostpunk 2 builds on the conflicts of its predecessor - survival vs human values, life vs the arctic frost. But most importantly, it adds a new layer that is present in many aspects of the game - be it politics, society or technological progress - the conflict between humans and their nature."
Frostpunk 2 is coming to PC across all the major storefronts, with it hitting Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store. The post-apocalyptic game does not have a launch window attached to it yet as development is at an early stage and the team is still expanding.
Meanwhile, celebrating the announcement, 11 bit has put up a free event for the original Frostpunk, offering everyone on Steam a chance to try out the full game through August 16.