After a successful Kickstarter Campaign, Hinterland Games, exploration-survival experience title The Long Dark has now entered Early Access on Steam. As well as being available via Steam, The Long Dark is also one of the first games available through the Xbox One’s Game Preview, where players can trial the game for sixty minutes before making a decision on whether to purchase the in-development game.
The Long Dark takes place in the Canadian wilderness, the players character is a pilot, who has crashed and is struggling to survive after a global disaster. The Long Dark has been stated by the developers to be a “survival simulation that accounts for body temperature, caloric intake, hunger/thirst, fatigue, wind-chill, wildlife, and a host of other environmental factors.” Two game modes are available to players, Story mode and Sandbox mode.
The Long Dark was announced at E3 as part of the newly announced Game Preview Programme for the Xbox One, similar to Steam’s Early Access, players can experience select games currently in development for up to sixty minutes before deciding whether to purchase the title.
Below is the E3 Reveal Trailer for The Long Dark on the Xbox One.