And it looks swell.
Xavant, an Atlanta based independent developer, has announced Lichdom, a wonderful looking first person RPG for the PC that simultaneously evokes great games in its genre such as The Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, Fable, and Magicka. You can check out the first sneak peak of the game on AMD Gaming’s Facebook page.
The title, which was unveiled at AMD’s Gaming Event yesterday, is slated to launch in the summer of 2014 exclusively for PC.
“We’ve been working on this title for a few years now, and have shown portions of the gameplay to different parties along the way,” said Michael McMain, CEO of Xaviant. “We really appreciate both AMD and Crytek working with us to showcase it, and can’t wait to finally unleash it on the world next year. We believe RPG and Adventure game fans everywhere will really lose themselves in the action, the incredible story and the world we’ve created.”
“The AMD Gaming Evolved program is committed to collaborating with top game developers and their spectacular games,” said Ritche Corpus, Director of Developer Relations and Alliances, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “Lichdom by Xaviant is another fine example of that caliber. With DirectX 11 graphics optimized for the GCN Architecture, along with technology like AMD Eyefinity, Lichdom will be a definitive experience for AMD Radeon customers.”
Lichdom, the game, tells the story of a violent world plagued by a cruel disease, and that of a messiah having returned to save the world from centuries’ worth of darkness.
“Our mantra is ‘you will feel everything,’ which means that our approach to designing games is focused on immersing the player completely in the game,” said Michael McMain, CEO and creative director of Lichdom. “When gamers play our games, we want them to forget about things like controllers and keyboards. With Lichdom, we’ve achieved just that.”
The game is being developed using CryEngine. Stay tuned for more coverage.