Mutant Year Zero Developer Unveils New Epic Games Store Exclusive Corruption 2029
Corruption 2029 from Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden developer The Bearded Ladies will hit the Epic Game Store exclusive on February 17.
2018’s Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for PC, PS4, and Xbox One was a surprisingly good strategy game by The Bearded Ladies and Funcom. While publisher Funcom has had its eyes set on the Conan and Dune franchises since then, The Bearded Ladies unveiled what they have been working on since then: Corruption 2029.
In a somewhat similar vein to Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Corruption 2029 is a post-apocalyptic tactical strategy game. That being said, this is a new IP that takes inspiration from franchises like XCOM and Terminator, not an adaptation. In the world of Corruption 2029, America is overrun by corrupted, inhuman creatures that players are taking one with a group of augmented soldiers. The gameplay of Corruption 2029 has clear parallels to Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden as there is a focus on stealth and scoping out environments before determining whether or not you want to fight. A ton of screenshots was released for the game, so you can see those below:
The exploration flair of The Bearded Ladies’ strategy games help them stand out, so I am glad to see it make its grand return here. Now that the Swedish independent studio is working on a new IP and doesn’t have a publisher to answer to, it will be introducing to see what they have been working on since the release of Mutant Year Zero’s DLC.
We won’t have to wait too long for it either. Corruption 2029 comes out on February 17 for $19.95, though it is an Epic Games Store exclusive. The developer has not commented on if they plan on ever bringing the game to Steam.