Here's the first gameplay for Superbrothers' ultra pacifist space sim Jett: The Far Shore

Here's the first gameplay for Superbrothers' ultra pacifist space sim Jett: The Far Shore

Explore, scan, observe, and run like hell from creepy aliens in Jett: The Far Shore.


Sᴜᴘerʙʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀs A/V, tʜᴇ ɪɴᴅɪᴇ ᴏᴜᴛꜰɪᴛ thᴀᴛ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ Swᴏʀd ᴀɴd Swᴏʀcery ᴡᴀʏ ʙᴀᴄᴋ ɪɴ 2011, ᴛᴜʀɴed ʜᴇads lᴀst yᴇᴀʀ wʜᴇn ɪᴛ unveiʟᴇᴅ ɪᴛs ɴᴇxᴛ ɢᴀᴍᴇ, Jett: Tʜᴇ Far Shᴏʀe. Thᴀᴛ reveal tʀᴀɪʟer didn't sᴀʏ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ʙᴇyᴏɴd "sᴘᴀᴄᴇ" ᴀɴd "cʜɪʟʟ viʙᴇs," ʙᴜᴛ thᴀᴛ hᴀs ʙᴇen ᴄᴏʀʀᴇᴄᴛed a yᴇᴀʀ lᴀᴛer wɪᴛh ᴀɴ ɪɴ-depth ɢᴀᴍᴇpʟᴀʏ tʀᴀɪʟer sʜᴏᴡn ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ Sᴏɴy's Stᴀᴛe ᴏꜰ Pʟᴀʏ ʟɪᴠᴇsᴛʀᴇᴀᴍ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ.

Co-developed by Superbrothers A/V and Pine Scented, Jett is an exploration action game that centers around your hovering spacecraft (called a 'jett'). You'll spend your day charting an unexplored "mythic ocean planet" to trace something called the  "hymnwave signal" and avoid the planet's less friendly creatures.

Avoiding is the right way to put it, because Superbrothers explains that you won't be fighting back against nature. Instead of rockets and guns, you'll wield scanners and probes, using stealth and speed to stay out of the planet's crosshairs.

A "laid-back exploration" game where you occasionally have to outpace a monster? That sounds incredible. Superbrothers seems to be aware that the tone and look evoke No Man's Sky, so it's making it very clear that Jett isn't a survival sim with resource gathering. It's apparently a singleplayer game with an open world and story that you can discover at your own pace. That said, you'll spend time scanning strange plants and getting out of your ship for first-person sequences, so maybe it's not a bad comparison after all.

Jett: The Far Shore is coming sometime in Winter 2021 to the Epic Games Store and PS5.

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