Italian developer One O One Games and publisher META have announced Aftermath, a new narrative-driven psychological thriller that’s in development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X utilizing the Unreal Engine.
Players take on the role of former European astronaut Charlie Gray, who is desperately searching a devastated planet for her daughter in the, well…aftermath of something terrible. The extent of that catastrophic event is hinted at in the cinematic trailer, which you can watch at the top of this page.
Though there is crafting and (of course) combat, Aftermath intends to double down on story. One O One CEO David Gallo says that Aftermath “aims to tell a mature story through survival mechanics, one that’s far away from the standard wilderness settings that these games feature normally. We are excited to let people get in touch with the uncanny world we’re creating and the characters who inhabit it!”
You can get an early look at what the team is going for, tonally and visually, in the screenshots above and the concept art images below.
Aftermath Concept Art
No release date or window has been set for Aftermath as of yet, but the developer and publisher promise regular updates on its progress throughout 2022. You can wishlist it on Steam.
Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s executive editor of previews and host of both IGN’s weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He’s a North Jersey guy, so it’s “Taylor ham,” not “pork roll.” Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.