Survival horror Into the Radius arrived onto Steam Early Access in November 2019 and since then indie team CM Games has been continually updating the experience. Today, the studio held a live stream to reveal further details which included when the title will fully launch, next month in fact.
The studio only released its last big ‘Milestone 6’ update a couple of weeks ago, so they’re rapidly pushing forward with development. The next big step is the official launch which will take place on 20th July. Before that happens though, Into the Radius is coming to Humble Bundle later this month.
Coinciding with the Humble Store release CM Games has confirmed that both the Steam and Humble versions will get a 30% discount. Plans are also underway to bring Into the Radius to Viveport Infinity, which should be next month as well.
Supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Into the Radius takes place in the surreal post-apocalyptic Pechorsk Radius Zone, an area of Russia which suffered a strange event back in the ’80s. Moving forward into the 21st Century, the zone is managed by the United Nations Pechorsk Special Committee (UNPSC) with the only people allowed to enter being UNPSC specialists. Of course, you play one of these specialists sent in to investigate the area.
While Into the Radius has a rather fantastical storyline the gameplay is designed to be realistic rather than some arcade-style adventure. Players have miles of swamps, forests and crumbling ruins to explore, looking for useful items to find like guns and ammo.
When it comes to the weapons classic weapons like the Pistolet Makarova, Double Barrel Shotgun and the AKM Kalashnikov are available, all of which need to be manually reloaded for that sense of realism. This is also aided by day and night cycles and various weather conditions, all of which need to be employed to stay alive.