The hardest game-related decisions you're ever going to make are coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the form of Frostpunk: Console Edition
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Frostpunk from 11 bit studios is set in a steampunk-inspired world that has been destroyed by a surprise frost, hence the title’s name. The game was released by the Polish developer in 2018 and ended up being a considerable hit, selling over a million copies and receiving praise for its immersive gameplay, difficult but rewarding learning curve, and the effective audio and visuals.
Now, 11 bit studios is preparing to release Frostpunk: Console Edition so PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can enjoy some of the action. The plan to release a console version of Frostpunk was announced back in April, and a recent story trailer for the game has revealed that this particular edition will be released on October 11.
In the game, players have to build up a city with the help of an all-important steam generator. Survivors of the storm have to work long hours in precarious conditions, while the player makes all-important decisions to ensure the survival of the city. This can go from simple choices such as making work shifts longer, to ethic-tearing brutality by ordering children to work in bitterly cold coal pits or putting sawdust in meals to make food rations last longer. It soon becomes genuinely upsetting every time you hear a bell toll because an inhabitant died.
The story trailer for Frostpunk: Console Edition gives a vague idea of the gaming treat that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users are in for. Frostpunk is slow, fiendishly difficult, challenging, and in certain scenarios it seems to be downright frustratingly impossible, but it will appeal to anyone who enjoys city-building games and can handle the tough decisions that lie in wait.