The Farm 51, mostly known for developing the first-person shooter horror Get Even, recently announced Chernobylite.
The studio already released the Chernobyl VR Project last year for PSVR, HTC Vive and other VR devices. They are re-using the assets and real location scans they managed to acquire during the development of that project to develop Chernobylite. Here is a brief description of the game’s storyline and events:
April 26th 1986, 1:23 AM Ukrainian time. Exactly at this date and time the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe has started. The melted core of the burning Reactor No. 4 mixed with the other chemical substances to create a highly radioactive material that hadn’t exist anywhere in the world besides Chernobyl.
And we’re going to tell you the story of Chernobylite: conspiracy, horror, survival, love, and obsession in a form of a video game.
But it’s just the beginning. We’re a game development team from Poland that has been spending a lot of time in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone gathering all data and materials required to make the ultimate survival horror experience of the Chernobyl catastrophe. We want to bring you a deep, emotional story, engaging survival and horror experience, and a visually stunning recreation of Chernobyl area achieved with detailed 3D scanning of rich game world, beautifully rendered in Unreal Engine 4.
Chernobylite is yet to get a release date or confirmed platforms, but we’ll update you once new information emerges.