Adr1ft trailer shows first game footage


Is this it? Are we done? Have we finally caught up with all the reveals from a weekend filled with game announcements? Is Adr1ft's isolated fragility symbolic of the inevitable ennui that follows days scouring for digital information while hooked to an angry, throbbing internet? Probably not, no; it's about space.

As you can tell from the trailer, Adr1ft (Adroneft?) is the story of an astronaut in what could be, in scientific terms, described as a sticky situation.

The game's web page lays it all out:

"Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board. The player fights to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources, and overcomes the challenges of an unforgiving environment to repair the damaged emergency escape vehicle and safely return home."

Also on that page is the term "first-person experience," or "FPX," which, now I've seen it in use, makes me want to burn down the entire world with matches. Nevertheless, the game itself looks great—intriguing and undoubtedly beautiful.

It's coming out on PC next Summer, and will offer Oculus Rift support too.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.