PC: August 17th
Xbox 360: July 27th
Playstation 3: TBA
From Dust (formerly Project Dust) is an upcoming sandbox simulation game by French computer game designer Éric Chahi, mostly known for Another World, and is being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. It is set to be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Summer 2011. The game will be downloadable from Steam, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
The game puts you in a god-like perspective and lets you control the elements on a simulated island and protect its inhabitants. The player will be able to spawn and move water, lava, sand and vegetation, allowing the player to model the world. The player will also be able to gain new powers by fighting off different natural disasters such as tsunamis.
| Hey From Dust Fans! Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We answered a few of your bigger questions below:|
Q: How many hours is the average single-player campaign?
A: 10-15 hours
Q: Is there an open sandbox mode?
A: No, but once you finish story-mode, you will be able to go back to all maps in their final state. Once you go back to a map, you will be able to manipulate it and save it as many times as you wish.
*EDIT - Just to clarify, there is no explicit sandbox mode, in the traditional sense. But, each level acts similar to a sandbox mode, in that you have the freedom to expand and create upon the existing terrain.
Q: When is the release date?
A: Summer 2011. We’d like to give you an exact date but a number of details have not been finalized. We will let you know as soon as the date is set.
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