Descent Underground Coming To PS4 and Xbox One
Worldwide Video Game Publisher, Little Orbit, today announced it has partnered with Descendent Studios, the Austin-based developers of Descent: Underground: a reboot of the classic full-freedom shooter Descent. Under the agreement, Little Orbit will publish and distribute the game by expanding distribution of Descent: Underground to include retail boxed copies and console versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in addition to Windows, Mac and Linux.
“We’re proud to help give the Descent series the full, modern AAA rebirth it deserves,” said Matthew Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “Descendent had the experience, the vision, and the drive. Now with our help, they have the support to take Descent: Underground out of this world!”
In August, Little Orbit took over development of Unsung Story, a crowdfunded tactical RPG project started by Yasumi Matsuno. With Descent: Underground, Descendent will continue to lead development, while Little Orbit is providing completion funding, additional resources, marketing, and distribution. In order to focus on finishing the game faster, Descendent recently delisted the game from early access on Steam and other sites. Little Orbit confirmed that players who purchased Decent: Underground in early access would receive the finished game upon release. Gamers interested in staying up to date with the development process can follow the game on www.BrightLocker.com
“Little Orbit is helping us to enrich players’ experience in Descent: Underground with a larger storyline campaign, excellent art, and deeper metagame,” said Eric Peterson, Descendent’s CEO. “With Little Orbit on board, we’re progressing faster towards delivering the amazing modern rebirth that Descent deserves!”
The officially-licensed prequel to the enormously successful Descent series of games, Descent: Underground combines first-person shooter action with six-degrees-of-freedom vehicular movement. Players take on the role of celebrity pilots commanding combat spacecraft in high-stakes battles for control of warren-like asteroid mines. Descent: Underground was one of 2015’s most successful Kickstarter projects and is scheduled for release in 2018 on PC, XBox One, Playstation 4, Mac, and Linux. More information is available on the company’s website at http://www.descentunderground.com.