Tales from the Far Territory, as the brand new enlargement is thought, releases in six elements over the course of 12 months, every arriving roughly each 8-10 weeks. All six elements will give attention to The Lengthy Darkish’s much-loved Survival mode, however there are narrative components in there and Hinterland is referring to the whole sequence as a “marketing campaign”.
Precisely what might be coming when is at the moment unclear, however Hinterland has now detailed all the most important options it will be introducing to Survival mode all through the enlargement. There are three new areas, as an illustration – the Forsaken Airfield, Industrial Mine, and Mountain Cross – all accessible through the Far Vary Branchline and Switch Cross hub.
Tales from the Far Territory provides a load of recent gameplay components too, beginning with Glimmer Fog, a mysterious phenomenon able to charging the air and floor with electrostatic power. There’s additionally a brand new Handheld Shortwave, able to choosing up ordinarily unfindable provide or location alerts through the Aurora or Glimmer Fog, plus a brand new Insomnia affliction.
Gamers may also construct themselves a travois – used to pull a considerable amount of provides over lengthy distances, albeit on the expense of mobility – or find a dealer specialising in uncommon items and knowledge. It is even potential to organise and enhance your favorite safehouse interiors.
New wildlife consists of the ptarmigan – a winter fowl serving as a supply of each meals and feathers, utilized in crafting – and the lethal cougar, described as gamers’ “best nemesis but”.
Survivors may also uncover distinctive, customized variations of present in-game objects, present in hidden corners of the world, or make use of a brand new Photograph Mode. Curiously, that is given a little bit of an in-universe twist, with gamers needing to make use of darkish room chemical substances to course of their very own movie.
All of this might be accompanied by three narrative-driven Tales, detailing the territory’s mysterious previous. Every will characteristic its personal gameplay targets, tying again to the storyline discovered within the extraordinarily long-awaited last episode of The Lengthy Darkish’s Wintermute marketing campaign.
Along with Tales from the Far Territory, Hinterland is engaged on a variety of recent options for all gamers, arriving in free updates alongside the enlargement’s numerous content material drops. These embrace new spawn factors for gamers (supposed to revive the sense of being “misplaced” firstly of a brand new recreation), plus a wildlife spawn refresh, and up to date loot tables and merchandise placements.
Gamers can even have the ability to find notes below automobile visors containing helpful data, craft fire-hardened arrows, collect acorns to create stimulating coffee-like drinks and flour, and harvest burdock for drying and brewing into medicinal tea.
Moreover, new first-person harvesting animations are incoming, as is improved fishing and beach-combing, improvised crampons, a brand new insulated flask, and the introduction of feminine deer on the wildlife roster. Gamers may also count on the ultimate instalment of The Lengthy Darkish’s Hunted problem, and visible enhancements for Xbox X/S, PlayStation 5, and high-end PCs.
Hinterland will share a extra particular launch timetable at a later date, however these eager about choosing up its Tales from the Far Territory enlargement cross can achieve this beginning Monday, fifth December on PC, with a console launch due in “early” 2023. It will initially value $19.99 USD however that value will enhance as extra content material is added over the 12 months. Count on it to rise to $24.99 on the midpoint and $29.99 as soon as all the things is obtainable.