Fourteen-year Bethesda veteran Nate Purkeypile, who worked on Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and was the lead artist on Fallout 76, has announced his own new game called The Axis Unseen. It is a first-person dark-fantasy open-world hunting game, which is probably not a series of words that has ever been strung together to describe any game.
But The Axis Unseen is no joke. As you can see in the reveal trailer above as well as the screenshots below, it’s gorgeous. Purkeypile is using Unreal Engine 5 to power The Axis Unseen, and the results are already impressive, visually speaking, even at this early stage of development.
The Axis Unseen Screenshots
“The Axis Unseen is a heavy metal open-world horror hunting game,” Purkeypile told IGN. “Hunt and track monsters in a world trapped outside of time. Upgrade your bow and your senses. Reach shelter before nightfall. [And] don’t forget that you are being hunted as well.”
The music, Purkeypile told us, is by Clifford Meyer, a veteran of legendary post-metal bands ISIS and Red Sparowes.
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