This was announced quite awhile ago, but I don’t remember seeing anything on it. Here is some info on it in Chronological order.’
10 months ago
Developed by 8 Points, The Wild Eight is an action-adventure title that sees eight people survive a “mystic” plane crash and have their everyday lives changed forever.
After the crash, the eight people find themselves in the middle of a horizonless winter forest in Alaska. Now stranded in a forest full of unknown challenges and dangers surrounding them, the eight people must either work together or act on their own in an effort to get back home.
Here’s some of the key features to come in the game:
Try to survive and explore the forest side by side with other players. It’s the right way to stand against this harsh world… until a madman appears in your group who wishes to grab the catch. Or to taste the human flesh.
At night the temperature drops to critical points, and a bleeding wound worries you when least expected. You must develop all survival skills such as creation of shelters and other necessary things, otherwise you’re doomed to death…
Where did all these deserted buildings and mutated wolves come from? Solve all the puzzles of this place to get out of here.
Check out the reveal trailer showcasing the harsh conditions players will have to try and survive in:
Take a look at some screens from the title right before you sign up for the upcoming beta via the game’s official website.
No date has been announced yet for the beta, but the full game itself will be coming to Windows and Xbox One this Fall.
8 months ago
Two months ago, we covered the announcement of The Wild Eight, an eight-player co-op survival game set in the freezing Alaskan wilderness. After surviving a plane crash, players are pitted against the harsh conditions, predatory wildlife, and something else, something lurking. Players will have to build shelters, find food, and stay warm. You can go it alone if you prefer, or forage and explore with up to seven others in the procedurally generated game world that is different every time you play. And for good reason, too. The developer, 8 Points, promises a lot of failure. The game won’t go easy on you.
If you caught the original announcement back in February, that information was probably all old news to you. So what’s new? Well, the Kickstarter has launched. Seeking a goal of $50K, the game is aiming for release across Xbox One, PS4, and PC sometime before the end of 2017. After just a single day, the campaign has gathered over 25% of its funding goal. At time of writing, the funds sit at just under $13,000.
Unlike many survival sims which put the gameplay front and center, The Wild Eight proudly rests its laurels on its story plans. 8 Points is teasing special enemy types and a lost civilization that can be explored, but has played coy overall regarding more specific details about these aspects of the narrative. That isn’t to say the studio is shrugging off gameplay. They plan on implementing crafting systems, skill trees, and plenty of side quests to complete alongside the main story. If you’re interested in living together and/or dying alone in The Wild Eight and wish to know more, we urge you to check out the Kickstarter for a lot more details, including character bios and information on their special skills. For now, here’s some pre-alpha gameplay footage.
The Wild Eight, if funded or picked up by a publisher, is currently scheduled for an Xbox One release in 2017. A stretch goal of $150K would also bring the game to Xbox simultaneously with PC this December.
21 days ago
The last we heard from The Wild Eight was back in April while the game was looking for funding through Kickstarter. Luckily, the game did get the $50k funding required hence why developer 8 Points is now ready to show us more.
In this video for the game, we get a look at the gameplay for The Wild Eight that gives us some idea of what the player will need to do to survive the Alaskan wilderness.
The Wild Eight is scheduled to come to Xbox One, although the release date in currently unknown.
4 hours ago
Set in the rather chilly wilderness of Alaska, the snowy setting of The Wild Eight is on show as developer 8 Points have released a set of screenshots for the upcoming survival game.
The Wild Eight is set to come to Xbox One, however, the release date is currently unknown.