In his deep dive on the historical past of the most effective immersive sims, Rick Lane referred to as 2014’s Consortium “a dynamic homicide thriller that takes place inside an enormous army airplane” that was “moderately tough across the edges”. A few of these edges are about to be sanded easy, with indie developer Interdimensional Video games asserting through Steam weblog publish (opens in new tab) that it is creating Consortium Remastered.
“The unique Supply Engine construct of CONSORTIUM has now formally been retired”, Interdimensional Video games wrote, earlier than explaining the beta of Consortium Remastered is out there to anybody who obtained the unique earlier than it was delisted. Here is how you can entry it in Steam:
- 1) Proper click on on CONSORTIUM 2014 and click on “Properties”
- 2) Click on on Betas
- 3) Enter the next password into the sector: 4Owners0fCons0rtium0nly
Consortium’s hook is that you just’re mainly enjoying Quantum Leap. You the participant are hurled into the yr 2024 to take over the physique of Bishop Six, an officer in a peacekeeping drive referred to as the Consortium who’s investigating a homicide. The homicide passed off on a huge Consortium command airplane referred to as the C-3800-D Zenlil in flight, making this a sky-high locked room whodunnit holding greater than 20 NPCs who may need dunnit.
In addition to ditching Supply for Unreal Engine 4, the remastered model will use an optionally available speech recognition system referred to as V.O.I.C.E to let gamers select dialogue choices by saying them out loud. It is also getting a separate VR model, which is already obtainable in Steam early entry (opens in new tab) and on the MetaQuest retailer (opens in new tab).
A sequel that was crowdfunded on Fig in 2016 referred to as Consortium: The Tower stays in early entry. The developer responded to issues it had deserted the sequel on the Steam discussion board (opens in new tab), explaining that it plans to return “full-steam forward into Part Two of manufacturing for The Tower” after the total launch of Consortium VR. “We perceive people pondering this sport has been deserted, and we settle for that. This solely drives us to get it completed and show you incorrect”, the developer wrote.
Consortium Remastered is scheduled for launch on Steam (opens in new tab) and GOG later this yr.