Shape Of The World Releases In Early 2018 On PS4, Xbox One And PC

By Mike Sousa on August 12, 2017, 11:16AM EDT

Developer Hollow Tree Games announced that its first-person exploration game, Shape of the World, is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in early 2018.

Shape of the World casts you as an outsider experiencing a surreal world that reacts to your presence. Journey through vibrant ecosystems that spring to life with psychedelic colors, splashing waterfalls, luminous monoliths and graceful creatures. A realm that leaves you free to progress at your own pace, without the incessant ticking of the clock.

I’ve been pushing hard to bring Shape of the World to life on and off, in my spare time after work, for a few years now. It’s a colorful and surprising place I’ve made for people to relax after a busy day, inspired by all my stress-relieving hikes and bike rides through the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest where I live. I’m stoked to finally be so close to getting it into players’ hands.

Stu Maxwell, Lead Designer at Hollow Tree Games.

Discover the game:

  • Experiment with an organic and mysterious ecosystem: Play with mystical animals, ephemeral vegetation and intriguing monoliths.
  • A dynamic soundtrack that responds to the player’s travels: The audio environment is a central component of the game, amplifying your experience of the world.
  • Procedural Population: The forest only materializes around you when you get close, regrowing in a new way each time you pass. Will you find your way back?
  • First-Person Exploration: More than just a walking simulator. Slide, soar and dive through a living world, at once familiar and alien.

A Mac version is also in development and will release sometime after the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions.

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