Beyond a Steel Sky was announced during Apple’s Apple Arcade keynote today, and it is in development for PC, console and Apple devices. Beyond a Steel Sky is a follow-up to the classic 90s cyberpunk adventure and is a tale of loyalty and redemption, set in a world of AI-driven social constructs. As can be expected of a Revolution adventure, the tale is woven with the studio’s signature humor, supported by Gibbons’ acclaimed artistic style.
“Even after so many years, fans of the original game are still incredibly loyal and very passionate – and have remained vocal in demanding a sequel” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software. “Adventure games are played by a large, diverse audience that hugely enjoys the interweaving of story and puzzles. Our approach has been to write an intelligent, witty adventure game that is wholly intuitive to play and assumes no prior knowledge of the original game or its universe. We aspire to write a modern day 1984 told through the medium of the adventure game”.