With the release of PUBG and more recently, Fortnite‘s latest expansion, the Battle Royale genre is all the rage right now. It’s a trend that looks set to continue with today’s announcement for Fear the Wolves, a post-apocalyptic 100 player FPS coming to consoles and PC in 2018 from former developers of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, Vostok Games.
Announced by the studio during publisher Focus Home Interactive’s self-hosted event Le What’s Next de Focus in Paris today, Fear the Wolves will offer a new and original take on the growing genre with a release planned for 2018 on consoles and PC.
Details for Fear the Wolves are slightly scarce at the time of writing, but here’s what we know about the game so far.
Like the studio’s famed S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, Fear the Wolves will drop players into the oppressive environments of a radiation-ravaged Chernobyl where they will need to outlast 99 other fighters to be declared the last man standing. It’s not just fellow fighters, players will need to contend with either, with deadly anomalies, dynamically changing weather and day-night cycle constantly forcing the player to adapt their strategies to survive, while protective gear can be located across the wasteland that allows players to explore off-limit zones full of danger and creatures.
Ukranian developer Vostok Games is best known for its work on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series where it operated under the name GSC Game World until the company dissolved in 2011 and became Vostok in 2012.
More details on Fear the Wolves will be unveiled at the What’s Next de Focus press event in Paris, taking place today and tomorrow.