Empire of the Ants, for those who don’t know, is an old-school real-time strategy game which first launched in 2000 for PC. In this PS5 reboot, publisher Microids is partnering with developer Tower Five to create what might be one of the most photorealistic PS5 titles to date. Seriously, this is pushing Unreal Engine 5 to its absolute limits.

The press release hints that “players will crawl across a microscopic world of epic proportions to help a colony prosper through their tactical genius”. There’ll be ample tutorials for newcomers to get to grips with the challenges of controlling a colony, but also “scalable difficulty and advanced mechanics for veteran players”.

“The game features a narrative that follows the rhythm of the seasons and affects wildlife attributes such as speed, resistance, buffs, and more,” the summary continues. “The maps in the game will also change depending on the time of day.” There’s no firm release date just yet, but the developer’s targeting a 2024 launch.

[source youtube.com]