Publisher Deep Silver together with developer Deep Silver FISHLABS has announced new IP Chorus, a dark space-combat shooter for Xbox Series X and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, Google Stadia and PC in 2021.
Exclusively revealed during today’s Inside Xbox event, Chorus will support Smart Delivery on the Xbox family of consoles, ensuring players get the best experience on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X with a single purchase.
In Chorus, players will take control of dual protagonists: ex-cultist Nara, an ace pilot with a haunted past, and Forsaken – a sentient AI starfighter and her closest ally, with a mysterious backstory of his own to unravel. This story-driven single-player experience invites gamers to unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities as they fight to free the galaxy from the Circle: an oppressive cult that will stop at nothing to ensure complete subjugation.
Tobias Severin, Studio Director at Deep Silver FISHLABS said: “We’re delighted to announce this exciting new IP. From the beginning our focus has been on delivering amazing moment to moment gameplay to evolve the spirit of classic space flight shooters. We are fully leveraging the power of gen 9 hardware, allowing us to create richer, more detailed, ray traced environments, all at 4K and 60FPS.”
More about Chorus:
Take control of Nara – once the Circle’s deadliest warrior but now their most wanted fugitive – on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a true evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in exhilarating zero-g combat and venture beyond our waking reality.
A journey of redemption – Lead Nara, an ace pilot facing her haunted past, and Forsaken, her sentient ship. Their quest for redemption will take them across the galaxy and beyond the boundaries of reality, as they fight to unite resistance forces against the Circle and their leader, the Great Prophet, at all costs.
Venture beyond the void – Enter a dark new universe, teeming with mystery and rife with conflict. Explore epic locations such as sprawling space stations and strange planes of existence beyond our own. Engage in exhilarating zero-g dogfights from epic cosmic vistas to tight crystalline corridors. Chorus balances the scale and spectacle of space exploration with frenetic, fast-paced action.
One pilot, one ship, one living weapon – Attain powerful and distinct weapons and combat upgrades. Master your ship’s unique drift mechanic and deadly mind-bending abilities, including extra-sensory perception, teleportation and telekinesis, to overcome massive hordes of enemies and take down titanic battleships. Chain your powers together to become the ultimate living weapon.
• A compelling single-player experience
• Play as dual protagonists Nara and her sentient AI companion and starfighter, Forsaken, on a personal journey of redemption
• Experience fast-paced, frenetic action that evolves the spirit of classic space shooters
• Fight to unite resistance forces against the Circle and their ominous leader, the Great Prophet
• Face down hordes of enemy starfighters, titanic battleships and unknown Void entities
• Reclaim, upgrade and wield devastating weapons and abilities in zero-g dogfights
• Explore a dark new sci-fi universe, teeming with mystery and conflict
• Enjoy gorgeous next gen sci-fi visuals in 4K, from cosmic vistas to sprawling space stations
• Fully engineered to take advantage of gen 9 hardware, enhancements include:
o Ray traced reflections o 4K resolution at 60fps o Advanced enemy ship destruction
o Higher quality volumetrics o Richer environmental effects
Chorus launches on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia and PC in 2021.