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Bioshock Infinite, Kingdoms of Amalur Veterans Prepare to Launch Exploration Game The Station

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The Station is an upcoming first-person exploration game from a team of former AAA veterans with credits on Bioshock Infinite and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, among other major titles.

As in last year’s Tacoma and many other similar projects, the story takes place in the aftermath of a calamitous event, and players are tasked with piecing together what happened. In this case, the narrative takes place in a distant future where a research team sent to covertly study a newly-found alien civilisation has gone unexpectedly dark.

Beyond these baseline details, little information about the project is available to date, however the development team has released a short trailer showing off some of the environments that players will explore:

The developers have also released extra details about the background of the game, including the mission, station, and crew members via an alternate reality website.

The Station is slated to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 20, 2018. For all the latest on the game and much more from the world of single-player gaming, be sure to bookmark OnlySP and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr.

 

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

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Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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