Icy cold survival sim Frostpunk's brand new expansion will release this summer, developer 11 Bit Studios has announced.
Moving away from the somewhat cryptic code-name, Project TVADGYCGJR, used to date, we now know the expansion's official name - On The Edge. 11 Bit Studios has released a trailer to mark the occasion. However, it doesn't offer much in terms of details other than an icy gale sweeping over a patch of snow that fades into a title screen for the expansion.
As the third expansion from Frostpunk's Season Pass, On The Edge furthers the story of New London and takes place after the Great Storm that closed off the game's campaign. In true Frostpunk fashion, New London may be a beacon of hope, but the fight for survival is seemingly just getting started.
There's a host of new challenges for players to navigate in their search for precious life-sustaining heat. 11 Bit Studios is also throwing in a new desolate map, new mechanics on the Frostland view, and a new story scenario.
Here's the official blurb, 'On The Edge — the third and final expansion from Frostpunk’s Season Pass — is set after the vicious Great Storm as the expedition is sent from New London with a special assignment. On The Edge not only opens a brand new chapter set in the Frostpunk universe but also further enriches the core experience by pitting players against new challenges, and offering new unique mechanics both in the city and on the Frostland map. A brand new, frozen board is set and the pieces are moving. What destiny lies ahead for your people? What will this mean for you as their leader? Shape the future of humanity in a defining moment in Frostpunk's universe.’
Other than this, there's not much else to go on, but if the base game and previous expansions stand as a measure of the quality we can expect from On The Edge, then Frostpunk fans are in for a treat.
11 Bit Studios has confirmed a vague 'coming this summer' release window, but stopped short of providing a firm date, possibly to pre-empt any unforeseen delays due to the current ongoing global pandemic.