Beloved 90s sci-fi point-and-clicker Beneath a Steel Sky is getting a very-long-awaited sequel, developer Revolution Software has announced, and it’s called Beyond a Steel Sky.
A Beneath a Steel Sky follow-up has been teased many times over the years since the original game’s critically acclaimed release back in 1994, but it seemed closest to becoming a reality in 2012, when Revolution Software said it would begin work on a sequel following completion of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse.
While that project never reached fruition, Beyond a Steel Sky is both very real and very far into development. It’s being designed by Charles Cecil with art by Dave Gibbons – the duo responsible for the first game – but those aren’t the only familiar faces. Beyond a Steel Sky also sees the return of original protagonist Robert Foster, as he navigates a dystopian city ruled by a watchful AI, with the game focussing its Orwellian themes on “social control and privacy”.