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Sean Bean escorts Life is Feudal: Your Own out of Early Access

Life is Feudal: Your Own

Our Early Access review of Life is Feudal: Your Own from October of last year declared it demanding, and not particularly stable on the technological side of things, but bearing "loads of promise" nonetheless. It's just about time to find out if it's lived up to that potential, as developer Bitbox announced today that the game will leave Early Access on November 17. It's $40, but will launch with a 40% discount when it becomes a Real Grown-Up Video Game.

As we noted in that long-ago look, Life is Feudal is a much slower sort of experience than conventional survival games like Rust, and it's also far more community-oriented. It's possible to fly solo but working with others is really the name of the game, and the tendency to commit mass murder that's so prevalent in other do-what-thou-wilt sandboxes is mitigated by a clever alignment system and the ability to yield in fights: Winners can claim victory (and the spoils thereof) and both parties can go home with all their pieces still attached.

Bitbox marked the coming full release of Life is Feudal with a new teaser featuring the one and only Sean Bean. It's an animated story trailer rather than in-game action, and in a nice change of pace he doesn't actually die at the end, although it does end badly. If a look at proper gameplay is more your thing (Raise that barn! Tend those cattle!) then you may get an eyeful over on Steam.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.