Tacoma teaser reveals an August release date

Tacoma, the orbital exploration-adventure in the works at Gone Home studio Fullbright, has been kicking around for awhile now, and the very short new teaser that went on the screen at Microsoft's pre-E3 presser today, while undeniably pretty, didn't really show off anything we haven't seen previously. It did, however, finally drop a release date of August 2. 

Tacoma takes place in the year 2088, in the aftermath of a disaster aboard a high-tech space station. During your investigation into what went wrong, you'll examine not just the physical spaces of the station, but also the digital recreations of the lives of its six crewmembers, which were captured in 3D recordings by the onboard digital surveillance system.   

"Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together," the Steam listing states. "Discover not just what happened to these people, but what makes them who they are, through your role as an interactive investigator. The story is told through a series of fully voiced and animated interactive AR scenes, immersing you in the events on Tacoma." 

Tacoma is available for preorder for $18/£14/€18. Learn more at ta.co.ma.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.