The Wild Eight is a new co-operative survival game in development by 8 Points. The team are based in Yakutia, Russia which they described to us as one of the strangest and coldest places on Earth, where people eat bears for breakfast, develop games for lunch and gather firewood for dinner, because electricity is too expensive. It sounds like they’ve probably got a pretty good idea about survival then, right?
The Wild Eight tells the story of eight people whose everyday lives change forever in an instant. This is because the group have just survived a mystical plane crash and now find themselves in the middle of the horizonless winter forest of Alaska. Players take the role of one of the survivors and must choose to act on their own or join with other players in an attempt to get back home.
Check out some of the gorgeous first screenshots in our gallery below:
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The Wild Eight promises to be a much rougher experience than anything we’ve played in recent years, some examples from the developers are:
- Try to survive and explore the forest side by side with other players. It’s the right way to stand against this harsh world… until a madman appears in your group who wishes to grab the catch. Or to taste the human flesh.
- At night the temperature drops to critical points, and a bleeding wound worries you when least expected. You must develop all survival skills such as creation of shelters and other necessary things, otherwise you’re doomed to death…
- Where did all these deserted buildings and mutated wolves come from? Solve all the puzzles of this place to get out of here.
The Wild Eight is due for release in Autumn 2016 on Windows & Xbox One. Stay tuned to EF as we will be bringing you more details on the game including our first impressions throughout the year. You can also head on over to the official The Wild Eight website to learn more.
Check out the reveal trailer for The Wild Eight below: