11 Bit Studios, the developer of Frostpunk 2, has announced that the game will be released for PC in 2024 along with a new trailer. The city-building sequel is set 30 years after the original game, where humanity was nearly wiped out by a new ice age. One of the last remaining strongholds on the planet managed to survive through the big freeze, and a new era of expansion has begun.
Like the first game and its expansions, Frostpunk 2 will focus on taming a world covered in ice, as expanding beyond the borders of The City will require vast quantities of oil to keep the fires going. People have changed, but the urge to survive is still present, and there will be difficult decisions to take if you want your community to grow and thrive.
There hasn’t been much news about Frostpunk 2 since its chilling CG trailer was released in 2021, but at the time, the game’s co-director Jakub Stokalski mentioned that 11 Bit Studios was aiming to create more than just a simple sequel. With a bigger team working on the sequel, Stokalski said the studio can now focus on delivering a follow-up that has a larger scope and better design.
“Our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel,” Stokalski said. “What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk.”
The original Frostpunk game was a big hit when it first released on PC in 2018, selling 3 million copies and making its way to console. The game received three DLC packs after release, with its final expansion, On The Edge, being released in August 2020.
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