In collaboration with Italy-based developer Italian Games Factory, independent video games publisher Merge Games has revealed their next-generation space combat and exploration game Haunted Space. While further details have not been announced quite yet, we do know that this stunning sci-fi space adventure will be available for PlayStation 5, XBox Series S|X, and PC.
Set in the very far future of human civilization, humans have reached the distant Neterun galaxy, discovering a powerful energy called Sonic Matter. Millions of settlers have created a factory called the Metal Mother Facility in order to harvest this extremely valuable resource, before slowly realizing they may not be alone as they think…
Players will assume the role of a Raider, in the service of the Human Empire. With many choices to be made, players can choose between serving the empire by accomplishing assigned quests, or may even decide to explore on their own to scavenge resources and credits.
This sci-fi adventure blended with horror elements delves into a deep story, while also being based on exploration, fast-paced dogfighting, trading, ship crafting, and includes customizable flight simulation and intense multi-stage boss battles.
Some key features of Haunted Space include:
Explore The Neterun Galaxy – Traverse multiple unique star systems, each filled with danger and intrigue. Play in first-person or third-person perspective as you overcome the challenges of this dangerous backwater of space
Experience A Deep And Epic Sci-Fi Horror Story – Neterun is full of monuments and relics left by an ancient civilization and the galaxy is haunted by their ghosts. Unravel the reasons for their presence and fight for survival against their supernatural threat in a story inspired by the dark and twisted tales of Heavy Metal and 2000AD
Take On The Fearsome Colossi – Overcome the odds in fierce multi-stage boss battles against ancient God-like creatures composed of organic matter and space debris
Make Your Mark – Trade and craft new ships and ship equipment using powerful and customisable ship modification tools – create and buy new weapons, shields, cargo containers, engines and more
Next Generation Immersion – Stunning ray tracing effects and immersive audio put you in the heart of the action like never before
Play Your Way – In Haunted Space, the innovative co-pilot system allows you to choose the level of control you prefer, from a complete space simulation, through to a more arcade-style experience. At its maximum level, the co-pilot makes the game accessible for blind and visually impaired users, and it also supports eye-tracking