Abiotic Factor is a survival crafting experience for 1-6 players set in the depths of an underground research facility. Caught between paranormal containment failure, a military crusade, and chaos from a dozen realms, the world’s greatest minds must survive against the universe’s biggest threats.
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Release Date:
May 2, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Evolving Abiotic Factor through direct collaboration with the community is core to our development plans. We intend to continue to crowdsource feedback on players’ most requested features, identify opportunities for improvement, and ultimately build a feature-rich and highly polished experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Abiotic Factor to be in Early Access for 8 to 12 months while we complete the remaining sectors and portal worlds. This may change as we adapt to player feedback and development, but we plan to release new sectors every 2 to 3 months with a load of new features to accompany each of these sectors.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Every milestone towards 1.0 will see new feature-complete sectors and worlds added, including new enemies, items, equipment, story and challenges that evolve the adventure. With the launch of 1.0, the main Abiotic Factor storyline and content will be complete and serve as a strong baseline for further expansion and post-release content. We’re in this for the long haul.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access release delivers a massive, multi-sector adventure through the GATE Cascade Facility and a huge range of portal worlds. Our main priority is for the experience to be stable, well polished, and playable solo or co-op with up to 6 players throughout the entirety of the playable content. We’re also prepping some dedicated server tools to allow you to customize the experience further.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will be 24.99 USD (or region equivalent) for the duration of Early Access. We may increase the price at full release based on the new content added, but all updates during Early Access will be provided free of charge.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be collecting feedback and data from the community in a variety of ways. As in the previous pre-release playables, we’re taking direct suggestions from players on Steam, Discord, social media, and through feedback surveys. Additionally, we will be analyzing gameplay data to identify areas of the game that are opportunities to improve the player experience.”
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About This Game

Home to the world's greatest minds, GATE operates a global network of secretive research laboratories, spanning every field of scientific study - and the realms beyond.

As a GATE employee you extend the bounds of human knowledge, and seek to explain the unexplainable - including anomalies and paranormal entities: from gravity-distorting artifacts to supernatural creatures with an unbridled instinct for violence. Safety, security, and secrecy are of the utmost importance… usually.

After a catastrophic containment breach, your workplace has become a cosmic battle zone: anomalous entities are on the loose, enemies from other dimensions are invading via portals, and an arcane military sect - known as The Order - is targeting personnel and entities indiscriminately, aiming to seize artifacts and put an end to the chaos.

Containment procedures have failed and help isn’t on the way. Stranded miles beneath the surface, it’s up to you and your fellow scientists to band together, plan your escape, and make this underground complex your new home - for now.

Abiotic Factor brings a 90’s sci-fi twist and rich character progression to the multiplayer open world survival crafting genre. Up to 6 players can choose their PHDs, build their scientist, gear up, and explore a massive subterranean complex, filled with supernatural artifacts, transdimensional foes, and science experiments gone awry.

Between alien threats hunting their next meal, trigger happy soldiers, and the world’s most advanced robotic security forces attacking personnel working overtime, there’s no shortage of danger. As a scientist, fighting isn’t your forte, so you’ll need to put your PHD to work to outwit your opponents: craft ingenious and outlandish tools, weapons and gear, from simple nets and wooden bats to laser-cannons and elaborate traps - everything your big science brain can muster!

Make yourself at home - you’re here for the long haul. Scavenge resources from vacant offices and empty labs, raid vending machines, and steal company property to build a new base of operations as you explore the facility. When it’s time for a change of scenery, pack up your belongings and move them across the facility using handcarts, forklifts, SUVs, teleporters, and more.

Don your lab coat and earn your PhD: from Plant Geneticist to Defense Analyst and Structural Engineer (and many, many more), each with its own advantages essential to survival. Combine traits and skills, then level up to earn perks and abilities with your fellow scientists to forge a formidable scientific force.

Working at GATE may have been a dream job, but dying here wasn’t part of your five year plan. Explore this massive underground facility as well as many worlds beyond and take full advantage of the most advanced technology unknown to mankind in this interdimensional sci-fi adventure!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Abiotic Factor contains violence and general mature content.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: i5-8th Gen CPU or similar
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These are tentative and not final. ABF runs on Unreal Engine 5 and the specifications will be suggested accordingly closer to release. This will probably not run on your PC from 1997.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: i5-11th Gen CPU or similar
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2080 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These are tentative and not final. ABF runs on Unreal Engine 5 and the specifications will be suggested accordingly closer to release. This will probably not run on your PC from 1997.

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