Everwild is a brand new IP from Sea of Thieves developer Rare, which promises to give us our magic and natural fix.
Revealed during XO19, we don’t know much about where exactly Everwild means it because Rare has been pretty tight-lipped about the details of his new game. So far, we can only deviate from what we’ve seen from two published trailers that seem to paint a pretty good picture of what Everwild’s mystical world has reserved for us.
Everwild seems to be set in a mystical world full of special beings where nature and humans live together in harmony – Rare called the relationship between the player and these beings “symbiotic.” But what the gameplay or narrative contains is still a mystery.
Also, while we know that Everwild will be Xbox exclusive, there will be Xbox Series X, Xbox series S and PC, there is no word yet on when we will get our hands on it. We hope that 2021 may be a year when we will have more solid information, especially like E3 2021 is running and the Xbox is present. Want to know more? Then read everything we know so far about Everwild.
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- What is it? Brand new IP address from Rare, Sea of Thieves entrepreneurs
- When can I call it? TBC
- What can I call it? Xbox Series X / S and PC
Everwild release date
Developer Rare has yet to confirm the release date for Everwild, but we know the game will be Xbox exclusive, coming for Xbox Series X / S and PC.
In addition, Everwild will Xbox series X / S optimized title, which means it was developed to take advantage of the features of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. That means we can expect unparalleled download times, graphics, responsiveness and up to 120 frames per second.
Rarely released as the second Everwild trailer on the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2020, it revealed more of Everwild’s magical world and special creatures and introduced us to ‘Eternals’ players as well.
While this trailer gives us a more accurate picture of Everwild’s world and emphasizes that the game seems to depend on the collaboration of humans and nature, it wouldn’t shed much light on the game’s actual story – or what the gameplay involves. Check it out below (or check out director’s comment to learn more about the world of Everwild):
Rare announced a trailer unveiling Everwild during the Microsoft XO19 event in November 2019. The first trailer captures an image of the magical and natural world we explore in Everwild, home to an odd (but beautiful) array of creatures. – with some more pleasant than others.
See it below:
Everwild news and rumors
On the Xbox E3 2021
E3 2021 is a digital event for the first time, and Microsoft has been listed as a participant. E3 will be held between June 12 and June 15, this time as a mix of streamed press conferences and a four-day live broadcast with interviews and comments.
Microsoft has not yet confirmed the date of the press conference, nor has it revealed any lineup for the show, but with Xbox exclusivity, Everwild can perform. It said it is not a guarantee. Everwild is clearly still in the early stages of development, and previous reports have shown that the game is likely to be years after its release. So it’s entirely possible that there won’t be much more to show after the second trailer for the game in 2020, and Microsoft could focus more on games that are expected to be released earlier. However, it would be great to see the Xbox offer a little more clarity about the game, and the E3 is always a great time to showcase the expected titles.
Hopefully, Microsoft’s plans for the show will soon be revealed in more detail, giving more clarity on what we can expect.
It can be years away
The Xbox exclusive Everwild is still in the early stages of development, and it may take some time before we get a chance to play it. In fact, talking about the recent VGC Off the Record podcast, industry reporter and GamesIndustry.biz CEO Chris Dring said the game’s release, along with other announced Xbox exclusive rights, could be in line for many years.
Based on his discussions with Xbox Game Studios employees, Dring said, “Those announced games – Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable – are so far away. As in the year, when these Xbox games come out, there may even be a new Xbox (mid-level upgrade).
They’re so far away, and it’s no wonder the Xbox wants to invest in and sign for certain products in an instant because they don’t have any major exclusivity at all. “
Something the ‘world has never seen before’
The rare James Blackham, Everwild’s chief designer, has been talking about the game on LinkedIn recently, as Twitter user IdleSloth noticed. While not much is known about Everwild at the moment, Blackham has announced that he is advertising a job advertisement for a rare senior game designer that Everwild is “something the world hasn’t and hasn’t seen before,” adding, “Something unique is Brewery Rare.” T
This is a good thing for the game, but given that Rare advertises what could play a pretty crucial role in Everwild’s development, it seems pretty safe to assume that development is still in its infancy.
Everwild is “something the world has not had and has never seen before” Source: https://t.co/sXrEnxzVfU pic.twitter.com/trNQmOHOGMMarch 5, 2021
The creative director leaves the project
Everwild Creative Director Simon Woodroffe has resigned from Rare and left the project. As reported VGC, Microsoft has confirmed Woodroff ‘s departure, but has said that Everwild’ s development is still in good hands.
Studio Manager Craig Duncan has said: “We thank Simon for all the hard work at Everwild and wish him luck in the future.
“The Everwild team is in good hands and passionately building a game that will give players an unforgettable experience in the natural and magical world.”
Rare hasn’t discussed Everwild much, as it still plays with the ideas being played
Rare has been pretty quiet about Everwild, but studio director Craig Duncan said in July 2020 there’s a reason for that. According to Duncan in an interview Polygon, Everwild is a “very unique game”.
“We learned a lot from the Sea of Thieves,” he said. “At the heart, we love the idea of the Sea of Thieves [and] players create stories together. I think with Everwild, Louise [O’Connor] and his management team is really passionate about giving players a world where they can only lose themselves – you know that a lot of nature feels magical.
“So the concept, ‘What does it mean to nurture the world?’ What does it mean to be in nature? ‘
“Part of the reason we haven’t talked much about Everwild is because we still know a lot about these things. We still play with gambling ideas.
“We have a lot to say in the future, but … we have an idea that we feel really passionate about, and we think there’s something special. I have a bunch of people who wake up every morning out of a desire to make this game they’re really, really passionate about.”
Rare producer Louise O’Connor and artistic director Ryan Stevenson told the director’s commentary video about the Everwild Eternals trailer to shed more light on what awaits us at Everwild.
The video explained that player characters are called forever – who seem to have their own creature that stays by their side. Stevenson also pointed out that the moments we see in the trailer as a “connection” between eternity and animals play a key role in Everwild.
Stevenson explained that the relationship with the Eternal and the bird-like creature that crashes and takes bread from one of them is “symbiotic,” which seems to be one of Everwild’s main themes: the relationship between nature and man. In some cases, such as in the case of a creature felling trees, it seems that the eternal can use this symbiotic relationship to help beings.
Although we do not yet know exactly where Everwild is, it seems that the eternal somehow serve as “protectors” of nature. In the Eternals trailer, we see one eternal significant tree around trying to protect it from a “flock of insects” that slowly travel around the world and eat. It’s unclear if this is a central part of the story, but it does mean that Everwild makes us fight to protect nature, at least in part.
You can watch the video below:
Everwild has an Xbox Game Pass
It has been confirmed that Everwild is coming on the first day Xbox Game Passwhich means subscribers can jump into the game for free from the release date (whenever it is).
It’s going to be a “unique” game
“Although Everwild is still in its early stages of development, we are very excited about the unique opportunities of the game we have created, “said Craig Duncan, Head of Rare Studio. ad message back to the game in 2019. “The Everwild team focuses on building an experience that gives new ways to play in the natural and magical world. The development team, led by producer Louise O’Connor, creates something truly original and incredibly special that aims to be more than just new IP. Everwild offers memorable, fascinating and meaningful experiences for players everywhere to share. We can’t expect to share more with you in the future. “