‘Into the Radius 2’ Coming to PC VR Headsets This Summer via Steam Early Access, Trailer Here

CM Games, the developer behind the single-player survival shooter Into the Radius (2020), confirmed in a new gameplay trailer that its long-awaited sequel is coming to Steam Early Access this summer.

Update (April 15th, 2024): The game, which has both a single-player and four-player co-op campaign, just got its first trailer, linked below.

There’s still no word on whether the studio is considering a Quest version of the game, however we’ll be following along with the studio via the game’s Discord channel (invite link).

In the meantime, you can wishlist Into the Radius 2 on its Steam page

Original Article (December 14th, 2023): Like the first in the series, Into the Radius 2 is set to initially launch on Steam Early Access for PC VR headsets sometime in 2024. The team says EA will allow them to get valuable feedback and suggestions from players, something that “played a crucial role in shaping and enhancing the game,” CM Games says on the game’s Steam page.

While the original eventually made its way to Quest back in 2022, the studio says in a post on X (formerly Twitter), that Into the Radius 2 will “first follow an early access development cycle on Steam. We’ll mention other platforms when the time is right.”

Like the original, the game’s immersive survival shooter sequel is set in a realm of surreal landscapes and deadly anomalies known as Pechorsk Security Zone, something we described in our review of the Quest 2 version of the game as “a bit like Chernobyl meets Salvidor Dali.” Whatever the case, fans of the Soviet book Roadside Picnic (1972) and/or later film adaptation Stalker (1979) will definitely see where inspiration for the blighted zone come from.

The studio says EA users will be able to play both single-player and co-op modes, with the option to team up with up to 4 players, which from the get-go is said to offer a substantial location to explore, various types of anomalies to encounter, a range of weapons to wield, and a collection of artifacts—ability-boosting perks that change how you play the game.

There’s no clear date for when Early Access will launch on Steam; the release date is tentatively set for “2024”. The studio says however it hopes to spend a while in EA, with the full launch targeting release sometime “in late 2025.”

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