Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Polish author Stanisław Lem’s 1964 novel, The Invincible, is coming to the PlayStation 5 – and here’s your first glimpse of the adaptation, developed by Starward Industries. “Waking up as a space scientist on a hostile planet, you embark on a mysterious mission to find the missing crew of your spaceship,” the official description reads. “Survival is a matter of your correct choices, taken whilst uncovering the secrets of the planet, bigger than anyone thought.”
The blurb continues: “Landing on a planet Regis III you have to find the missing crew members using some advanced space equipment, while relying on your brains and instincts to survive on the planet which quickly occurs to be unwelcoming. Soon you’ll discover that Regis III holds terrifying secrets which are uncovered while you’re piecing together the fate of your crew. And as you delve deeper into the mystery, you realise that perhaps you are not alone and that some places like this planet are better left untouched. But it’s too late to turn back.”
The studio, Starward Industries, is comprised of developers from a variety of well-regarded releases, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Dying Light. It’s promising “immersive gameplay with a non-linear story shaped by your relationships, choices, and persuasive skills”. The game’s apparently due out next year, and has rocketed right to the top of our wishlist based on this small teaser trailer. Impressive stuff!