A survival horror game set in Chernobyl will be released this year
Fans of hit HBO show Chernobyl will be happy to hear a new horror game set in the nuclear disaster is coming.
Due to be released this year, Chernobylite will see the player take on the role of a physicist, formerly employed at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant, who is struggling after the loss of their partner.
Returning to the disaster zone to search for them, they scour the radioactive wasteland, fighting off both natural and supernatural threats created by the nuclear catastrophe along the way.
Check out the official story trailer for Chernobylite here:
Most of the single-player gameplay will revolve around exploring the exclusion zone and gathering supplies and tools while encountering "Stalkers" and hostile military personnel.
Developers of the game The Farm 51 claim the game will offer players "free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting and non-linear storytelling".
A synopsis of the game reads: "Craft your gear and weapons to protect yourself from the supernatural threats lurking in the zone. Decide what happens in the world around you. Ally or compete with other stalkers of the Chernobyl zone to survive. Each day brings new challenges.
If you haven't seen HBO's Chernobyl yet, get a taste of it here:
"Plan your strategy carefully if you want to survive. Maintain your resolve and keep your wits about you - the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not what it once was. No one can foresee the horrors that may have befallen your beloved."
Polish video game developer The Farm 51 announced last month the game had doubled its Kickstarter fundraising goal, meaning they will be able to create a much larger open world than initially planned.
Backers of the campaign will allegedly receive a playable demo version of the game with one to two hours of pre-alpha gameplay.
In order to recreate the world as accurately as possible, the developers reportedly visited the area numerous times and took "thousands of pictures" using drones.
The game is currently being developed for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and looks set to be released in Autumn 2019.