During Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference today, Ubisoft Toronto announced Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a unique toys-to-life action adventure game where players can construct their own starships through the use of “Smart Building Technology”, and then transport them into the game and take control of them. Following the conference, new screenshots and details were released for the game.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an open world game where players have multiple ways to accomplish any given objective. Players can customize their starships with a variety of different pilot abilities and weapon types in order to find a playstyle that fits them best. Unlike many toys-to-life games, players will also have the ability to construct their starship digitally, though physical and digital pieces are compatible with each other.
The game is built within the Snowdrop engine, which allowed the developers to enable seamless travel through and around the Starlink: Battle for Atlas’s exotic worlds, which are all filled with unique lifeforms and their own unique challenges. Enemies will also react to players’ actions, and can take over the Atlas Star System if a player isn’t careful.
Matt Rose, a Producer at Ubisoft Toronto, had the following to say about the studio’s new title:
“We’re thrilled to introduce Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the first new property created from the ground up at Ubisoft Toronto. We wanted to combine our love for collectibles with an epic, open-world space adventure to create a brand new experience for audiences of all ages. Our team created both a tech breakthrough and a new way to adapt the game on the fly to take on any challenge. We can’t wait to see the combinations players will come up with and the creative solutions they discover while exploring Atlas.”
Some new pieces of artwork, concept art, and screenshots were released for the game, which you can check out below. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in fall of 2018.