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  Chernobylite : the long-awaited Pripyat area and part two of the Tatyana investigation have arrived!
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05/25/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Half a year since its Steam Early Access launch, the sci-fi survival horror game Chernobylite is now 50% richer in content and getting ready to launch its full PC version within the next months, with an updated project roadmap.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25th, Gliwice, Poland

Fans of exploring the Zone can finally enjoy a long-awaited part of the game – Pripyat's most iconic sites. Come and visit the famous amusement park and its huge Ferris wheel. Next, check out Lenin Square and several nearby buildings. Remember, however, that places like the Palace of Culture Energetik or the Polissya Hotel are not the same as they used to be. Expecting abandoned buildings, you'll find a mysterious, scientific military facility instead – one that can be infiltrated. The only question is: are you brave enough to walk into the darkness and reveal its dangerous secrets?

Watch the new Chernobylite gameplay trailer HERE and get ready for some serious investigative twists.

The Early Access version of Chernobylite is now available on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016800/Chernobylite/) and GOG.com (https://www.gog.com/game/chernobylite) at 40% off for a limited time.

On top of the newly added Pripyat area, gamers will also find the following content updates:

The second part of the Tatyana investigation

A new fractal world that exposes some past events and gives answers to a few questions. A conclusion to a new investigation on the board. A very mysterious and important mission for both Igor and the player.

New character Olga

A tough Ukrainian teenage girl. She's one of the inhabitants of "The Village" a settlement deep in the dreary Red Forest. She fears no one and hates NAR with a passion after witnessing their cruelty. Her goal is simple but difficult to achieve she wants all of NAR out of Chernobyl, or dead (and not exactly in that order). Olga can be recruited to the base and sent on missions. The player can also learn new skills from her.

New story missions

The developers from The Farm 51 have added four new quests related to Georgiy, Sashko, and Olga. The player will meet some new characters but say goodbye to others. Or vice versa. It is all the player's choice. The Red Forest has also been filled with several new events. Who (or what) will be found when exploring this part of the Zone?

Technical improvements

Chernobylite now supports DirectX 12. Players owning compatible graphics cards (especially AMD) can test it and check its influence on visual performance of the game.

Cooperation with AMD

Thanks to cooperation with AMD, FidelityFX features have also been added to the game. Activating CAS should allow gamers to play at a lower resolution, or lower "resolution scale," while maintaining very high image quality. Players can also improve the quality of the game, with virtually no effect on performance. FidelityFX works on all graphics cards, regardless of manufacturer.

Localization improvements

Finally, A TON of things related to localization and UX have been improved, from the UI to dialogs. Not everything is working perfectly yet, but progress is clearly visible. A system that replaces all missing voice-overs with appropriately processed and customized voice synthesis has been added, and dialogs are now consistently indicated. This should also be an optimal solution for players who do not speak Russian but are using Russian voice-overs for greater immersion. This system can be turned on or off in the Options menu.

ABOUT CHERNOBYLITE:

Chernobylite is a science-fiction survival horror experience from the team behind the critically-acclaimed Get Even. The game mixes free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, crafting, and non-linear storytelling. It utilizes Unreal Engine 4 and is based on Reality 51's scanning technology, which has been in development by The Farm 51 for over five years.

CHERNOBYLITE – MAIN FEATURES:

  • Explore a beautiful and horrifyingly accurate 3D-scanned recreation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
  • Collaborate or compete with other stalkers in the Zone. But whatever you do, never fully trust them. Remember, everybody has a hidden agenda.
  • Face and survive natural and supernatural threats.
  • Immerse yourself in a thrilling, non-linear science-fiction horror story.
  • Make good use of your chemistry and physics knowledge to craft equipment and manage supplies.
  • Fight against savage creatures pouring out of an alternate reality.
  • Investigate and collect data with a set of sophisticated environmental and substance-analyzing tools.

 

Chernobylite is available now on Steam Early Access and Games in Development on GOG.com.

More information about the title can be found on the official website (http://www.chernobylgame.com/), Steam, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Discord.

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About The Farm 51

The company was established in 2005 by three game dev veterans: Kamil BilczyƄski, Robert Siejka, and Wojtek Pazdur. Since then, The Farm has expanded significantly, and today it has over 100 employees. Since 2012, the company has been listed on the NewConnect Stock Exchange, which has allowed it to develop even further. The Farm 51 has completed many projects so far, with over ten games and VR applications under their belt. They are also a licensed developer for Microsoft, Sony, and Apple iOS. The Farm 51's newest projects are Get Even, World War 3, Chernobyl VR Project, and Chernobylite. http://www.thefarm51.com