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Sunless Skies is Coming to Consoles in Early 2020

Isometric space-exploration game Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2020.

While attending EGX, developer Failbetter Games announced the ports via its website, which is being handled by Nephilim games. The site also let us know that the extra content included in the Sovereign Edition will come as a free update to owners of Sunless Skies on PC. Not only that, Sunless Skies’ predecessor, Sunless Sea, is coming to Switch and Xbox One at some point in 2020.

Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition includes a variety of improvements to the early 2019 title. New scenarios are being included for when your crew is starving, players will be able to improve their stats past the level cap, and the character progression interface is being completely overhauled, to name just a few. If you want a more complete sense of what’s new, more details can be found on Failbetter’s website post that’s linked above.

Failbetter gained its cult following when it came out with Fallen London¸a free browser game that established the world that the Sunless games are set in. Each installment in the Fallen London universe has been praised for smart-writing and the unique portrayal of a dystopian world. If you want to know more about what makes Sunless Sea’s narrative special, check out our piece on it.

Despite its games getting high praise, Failbetter Games haven’t got the best financial history. In 2018 Failbetter had to downscale its team of devs, due to sales not being as high as it had hoped. Now its team of 12 will hopefully get the attention worthy of its skill, especially in the strong indie library of the Switch. The long-form adventuring and punishing mechanics seem perfect for a game you can pick up and play, making the Switch a nice fit for this bleak survival game.

Will you be picking up Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition next year? If so on what platform? Let us know down in the comments.

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