Beyond a Steel Sky was announced this week at the Apple Arcade reveal during Apple's keynote, confirming the game originally known as Beneath a Steel Sky 2 at last. But when is the Beyond a Steel Sky release date?
The release date for Beyond a Steel Sky seemingly wasn't confirmed by Apple at the Apple Arcade event, but do we have enough information to tell you when it's coming out? Was the release date revealed? And most importantly, is it definitely coming to PC too? We've got the answers below.
What is the Beyond a Steel Sky release date?
Beyond a Steel Sky was announced as part of the Apple Arcade reveal. The service, dubbed "the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room", will feature 100 new games, one of which will be Revolution Software's upcoming adventure title. While Robert Foster, Beneath a Steel Sky's protagonist, makes a return, the game shifts its perspective to an over-the-shoulder camera, while also employing cel-shaded graphics in presenting its world.
Although it was announced that Apple Arcade would launch in fall 2019 in over 150 countries, Beyond a Steel Sky didn't receive any release date of its own during the company's keynote.
Developer Revolution Games confirmed that Beyond a Steel Sky will also make its way to PC and consoles alongside Apple devices. Given how the title was announced during the Apple Arcade reveal, we initially speculated that it'll launch first on Apple devices this fall, with the PC and console versions following later this winter or early next year.
That is no longer the case as Beyond A Steel Sky's release date has been pushed into 2020. "This extra time is being used to ensure that we realise our vision: Integrating conceptual innovations like Virtual Theatre and system hacking into adventure gameplay; Innovating with graphics technology in ToonToy; Working closely with Dave Gibbons to create a beautiful visual style. ", developer Revolution Games said in the post announcing the delay. A new release date will be confirmed "early nexty year".