Atari reinvents Asteroids as a base-building survival PC game

Asteroids: Outpost is expected to change everything you thought you knew about Asteroids.

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Atari has announced it will be reviving the arcade classic Asteroids on PC, although it quite won't be the same experience you may remember from the 1979.

Asteroids: Outpost will take place in the distant future as players assume the role of a deep space miner as they struggle to survive within the asteroid belt. The game will be reinvent the classic Asteroids formula by making it an open-world, sandbox-style survival experience that tasks players with mining, building, and defending their base as they grow their fortune.

Players will face a number of challenges while exploring a massive, unforgiving asteroid as they collect resources, scavenge for ore, craft equipment, and expand their territory by building highly-customizable bases. All of this is done while forming alliances and fighting off other players in multiplayer gameplay. Asteroids: Outpost will also feature recurring showers of smaller asteroids that players shoot down in order to defend their claims and harvest their components.

Asteroids: Outpost is being developed by Salty Games and will be available on Steam Early Access soon.

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