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Into the Breach, from the makers of FTL, is coming this month

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Into the Breach, the next game from the makers of FTL, will launch on Steam, GOG and the Humble Store on Tuesday, February 27, two-man developer Subset Games announced today. 

As we learned when we sat down with Subset (opens in new tab) heads Justin Ma and Matthew Davis last September, Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game about humanity's war on a race of insect monsters called the Vek. Unlike FTL, it puts very little emphasis on storytelling. Like FTL, it's quite hard: Steven managed to wipe out humanity twice before he got the hang of it. 

"Here’s where Into the Breach really threw me for a loop: It’s not just about killing Vek," Steven wrote (opens in new tab). "Every battle requires you to survive for a certain number of turns, with secondary objectives that will grant you resources. One of those objectives might require keeping NPC units alive or escorting a train as it travels across the map. But how you survive those turns is ultimately up to you."

Ahead of its February 27 release, Into the Breach will also be playable at the PC Gamer Weekender (opens in new tab) on Saturday, February 17. We'll also bring Subset Games on-stage to talk about their next strategic great. 

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.