Another World Creator's World-Morphing 'Spiritual Heir to Populous' Project Dust Unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 16, 2010 6:05am PDT Ubisoft has announced a "spiritual heir to Populous" codenamed Project Dust at E3, helmed by Another World--known as 'Out of This World' in North America--creator Eric Chahi.

Project Dust will grant players the power to dynamically alter a simulated world to "help their people resist, expand and migrate so they can accomplish their quest to find a safe place," says Chahi.

"Players will be able to manipulate ground, water, vegetation, lava as if playing sandcastles on the beach," he explains. "Breaching a lake open, digging craters, flooding valleys... And all this is simulation, not just graphics visualization."

Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Project Dust is currently scheduled for a downloadable release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Spring 2011.

The remastered version of Chahi's Another World is available on GOG for $9.99.

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