Archetype Entertainment revealed their new game Exodus, coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. The reveal was delivered with the help of none other than actor Matthew McConaughey, who will voice one of the characters.
Exodus presents a compelling narrative set 40,000 years in the future, where humanity, facing the demise of Earth, ventures into space on ark ships to find a new home in the Centauri galaxy. In this new galaxy, humans are not the dominant species but rather struggling survivors on the brink of extinction. Their last hope rests on the Travelers, descendants of the early space colonists, who are tasked with exploring and securing a future for their people.
This game is characterized by intense action and combat, emphasizing the high stakes of the Travelers’ mission for survival. Players face a myriad of dangers: rival human factions, monstrous creatures, and hostile alien civilizations. The game’s expansive universe offers endless exploration opportunities across the diverse systems of the Centauri Cluster.
Players begin their journey as simple salvagers, evolving into legendary explorers and warriors, seeking ancient celestial technology and weaponry. The game’s progression system allows players to rise from mere survivors to leaders shaping the destiny of their people.
A unique aspect of the game is time dilation, a consequence of traveling at near-light speeds, adding a layer of complexity to the narrative and gameplay. Players must weigh the costs of their journeys as time passes differently for them compared to those they leave behind.
Exodus also emphasizes the importance of companionship. Players can recruit allies from various backgrounds and species, including humans and other unique beings, to aid in their quest. These companions play crucial roles in the ongoing war for survival in the harsh yet awe-inspiring galaxy of Centauri.
“Exodus introduces an innovative new sci-fi world that forces players to face the consequences of their choices over time,” said James Ohlen, Co-Founder, Studio Head, and Executive Creative Director at Archetype Entertainment. “We introduce the player, as the Traveler, to an original sci-fi universe, a world created with an incredible level of detail in collaboration with award-winning sci-fi authors. The gameplay setting and story we created is built around the impact of Time Dilation, a concept I’ve been fascinated with since I was 12 years-old. We use Time Dilation as a catalyst impacting the choices you make in-game that sets in motion events affecting your relationships with your loved ones, and your entire civilization, for generations.”
In Exodus, humanity has fled a dying Earth, finding a new home in a hostile galaxy – here, we are the underdogs fighting for survival. As The Traveler, you are humanity’s last hope. Your job is to steal alien weapons and technology from the most powerful beings in the universe, the Celestials – humanity’s greatest enemy. But there’s a catch – Time Dilation. As Travelers on interstellar missions, days for you are decades back home. The sacrifices you make to protect your loved ones create unpredictable consequences that change your world — reshaping the future. Returning home, you confront the consequences of your choices. In Exodus, the outcome of those choices manifests at a massive level, compounding over generations.
“We’ve always dreamed of creating a game like Exodus, and we’re thrilled to finally be making it with the support of an incredible team alongside us. We’re building a world we think players will want to immerse themselves in and we’re eager for players to explore this new universe,” said Chad Robertson, Co-Founder, General Manager and Executive Producer at Archetype Entertainment. “Our team is putting their full talent and passion behind the vision of crafting a player experience that will captivate fans by creating a bond between them and their character based on the level of impact they have on this world over time.”
You can watch the trailer below:
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