The Solus Project was released for PC (via Steam) back in early June and just recently left the Xbox Game Preview program. This single-player game is all about survival and is played from a first-person perspective. Players will be able roam around an uncharted planet, Gliese-6143-C, uncovering secrets and recovering wreckage from your crashed spaceship to help build a communication link back to your home (in this instance, “home” is a cluster of ships orbiting Pluto since Earth has been destroyed).
Much like Mark Watney in The Martian, The Solus Project developers explain that there is “Very little handholding. No obvious enemies. No combat. No characters. It is just you. All alone by yourself.”
“You will have to unravel the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of an ancient alien race, survive the harsh and hostile environment of the seemingly deserted planet and find a way to send a signal home, to finally save humanity.”
The Solus Project is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and features lush graphics, with vegetation that grows and rots before your eyes. There’s also a rich environment on the planet with day and night cycles and a dynamic weather system. You’ll also have to trek through tornadoes and other storms while also trying to duck lighting and incoming meteors.
The Solus Project is priced at $19.99 for both Xbox One and the PC, and it fully supports virtual reality. The PlayStation 4 is not supported at this time.