Frontier and Okomotive revealed more details on FAR: Changing Tides at Gamescom this week, with a new trailer that gives a deeper dive into new features coming to the game.
“Building on the meditative experience of FAR: Lone Sails, the upcoming companion title, FAR: Changing Tides today revealed an added verticality to the series. Players can dive beneath the waves and explore the flooded civilization that was once protagonist Toe’s home, as well as other original features new to the FAR universe,” developers said. “While tackling puzzles on land and beneath the waves, players will learn the skills needed to control and upgrade both a sail boat and submersible. Raise the mast and angle the sails or use limited fuel resources to light the furnace and power a mighty engine, all while the dynamic soundtrack responds to player interactions for a unique and relaxing experience.”
Lead Designer Don Schmocker said that adding the submersible felt like a natural progression for the series, adding an emotional depth to the narrative and challenging element to the puzzles.
“As a studio, we want to keep challenging ourselves while looking at new ways to excite players,” Schmocker said. “Changing Tides is longer than Lone Sails, with more puzzles to solve, upgrades to earn and a mystery to unravel, we wanted something to set the two games apart while retaining the iconic elements; post-apocalyptic setting, painterly art style, dynamic soundtrack and a unique vehicle.”
FAR: Changing Tides will launch on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Epic Store in early 2022.