Beneath A Steel Sky returns

Charles Cecil confirms that Revolution is making a sequel to the Amiga point and click sci-fi classic...

Eleven years after the release of the original, Revolution has confirmed that work is underway to make a sequel to Beneath A Steel Sky, following the discovery that the company registered the URL on March 4th.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Revolution boss Charles Cecil said: "To be honest, we didn't intend to make an announcement about the title at this time. We registered the URL and someone picked up on this and put two and two together. When asked for a comment I felt that I should admit that we were working on the title, but there is little more to reveal beyond that."

The original BASS was released to universal acclaim on the Amiga and PC back in 1993, putting a uniquely British spin on the point and click genre dominated by LucasArts and Sierra at the time.

For those of you who missed out on the original, it told the story of Robert Foster's search for his dad, his name and his identity. Accompanied by a quirky droid called Joey, you followed his progress through a Gibson-esque vision of the future beneath the city to find out the truth of his past and the secrets of the city.

The next in the series is not likely to be discussed in any great depth for a while yet, with no confirmation of a publisher, or which platforms it will emerge on. THQ published Revolution's last title, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon, but it is not known whether it will be in the running for future Revolution projects.

Indeed, the stock of the adventure game genre appears to be at an all-time low, with LucasArts recently canning the much-anticipated Sam & Max 2: Freelance Police. We trust Revolution's faith in narrative based games can keep progressing - but at least it can claim to be the world leader in the genre with its contemporaries all deciding to exit the niche.

More news on Beneath A Steel Sky 2 as soon as we get it.

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