Bohemia Interactive recently debuted the next installation in their Take On series at E3 which goes beyond Earth in Take On Mars
. Following up the announcement they've released the first gameplay trailer that showcases some of the challenges that players will encounter in the role of a Rover Operator. Players will be able to operate both Rovers and Landers in their pursuits to accomplish various scientific objectives on the red planet's surface.
Also revealed today is that the game will be released on August 1 as an Early Access title on Steam
for $12.99. Project Lead Martin Melicharek describes the game's upcoming release through Steam's Early Access program:
In an attempt to satisfy everyone's curiosity (pun intended), we are proud to bring Take On Mars to Steam's Early Access catalogue on the 1st of August. After this initial launch, we hope to receive feedback and suggestions from players, and work together to create the most dynamic exploration sim game - driven by everyone’s passion for exploration and interest in extra-terrestrial bodies, such as Mars... Better said, especially Mars!
Take On Mars' features includes locations based on actual satellite data such as Victoria Crater, three game modes consisting of Space Program, Scenarios, and Editor, dynamic destruction system, and missions that can provide funding for future scientific endeavors if completed successfully. Take On Mars
will be available on August 1 for Windows PC.