Lightyear Frontier, the lovable first-person farming game that delegates all that manual work to a huge robot, just showed off some exclusive gameplay footage during the Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by Mana.
The footage, which comes with commentary from developer Frame Break, focuses on the early stages of the game. As you work to establish his settlement on a distant and peaceful planet, he will use his robot to plant and water crops, chop down trees and break rocks to gather resources and create more space for crops and buildings, and use what he needs. We’ve gathered to expand your outpost.
There is also an exploratory element to the new footage. As the space around the camp is cleared, a whole new section of this alien world is uncovered, allowing the mech pilot the opportunity to harvest wild crops and make use of their seeds, mine for new minerals, and simply roam the grounds. valleys, beaches and meadows of this peaceful world.
Lightyear Frontier was first revealed last summer, but really came into the spotlight during E3 2022 when it appeared during Xbox Showcase. There’s still a bit of time until you can get your hands on it – the release date for Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC via Steam is coming in spring 2023 – but there’s already a lot to look forward to.
Most of them don’t put you in charge of a huge farming robo-suit, nor do they take place on an alien planet, but if you fancy something a little pastoral, check out our list of games like stardew valley.
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