Frostpunk 2 has been announced. After a long and successful run, with multiple DLCs and appearances on Game Pass, Frostpunk is getting a sequel. And things have changed. Sort of.
The ice is still there. Of course. But the denizens of your frozen city have moved beyond the chugging machines of coal, and now everything relies on Oil. Check out the announcement trailer below.
Developed and published by 11 bit studios, Frostpunk 2 is a direct sequel to the award-winning Frostpunk and its various DLCs. The game takes place 30 years after the events of the first game.
Citizens of Frostland have moved beyond coal and have turned their attention to harvesting the earth’s richer resources, namely Oil.
Considered the huge and long-lasting success of Frostpunk, it’s no surprise that 11 bit studios have expanded to a team of well over 70 people. Frostpunk 2 is likely to be a much larger game, with further fleshed-out mechanics and even more compelling story events.
Jakub Stokalski, the game’s co-director, has this to say on the offical Steam page:
“What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk. With a still-growing team of nearly 70 people, we have more manpower available to focus on all aspects of the game from the scale, the production value, and the quality of UX, but our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel.”
This is exciting news for fans of the original game. First released in 2018, Frostpunk received three major content expansions, The Rifts, The Last Autumn, and On The Edge, each growing in scope and scale.
Each of the DLCs was reasonably priced and added much to the flavor and complexity of the game. If the developers can build upon what they have achieved over the past three years, Frostpunk 2 might just outdo its predecessor.
The main question of the game is fundamentally different than its predecessor: you’ve survived the apocalypse…what happens next? There will be more chaos before humanity settles down, that’s for sure. Workers rise up, citizens rebel, people freeze. That’s Frostpunk.
There is no official release date for Frostpunk 2, as of yet. According to PCGamer, Stokalski has said that the game is still “very early in development”, and there hasn’t even been a year released yet of when fans might expect the game.
This trailer is just to say: yep, we hear you. We’re making another Frostpunk. And that’s quite alright with me.