Update (Thu 10th Jun, 2021 19:50 BST): It has been confirmed as part of today's Summer Game Fest 2021 'Kickoff Live' event that Sable will be releasing on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass on September 23rd. Exciting stuff!
Original story: Sable has already been confirmed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, and judging by this new gameplay, we're certainly in for a treat.
Courtesy of IGN, the 13 minutes of absolutely gorgeous footage does an amazing job of showcasing the unique visuals. Every frame looks like a painting, complimented by the character's unusual movement which is reminiscent of stop motion. Its previously been mentioned that one of the biggest influences was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which one of the game's creators, Gregorios Kythreotis, revealed in an interview with GamesRadar back in 2018.
"It came while watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actually. When Rey is on Jakku. The idea was, what if she never left? I initially thought of the game as an isometric clicker game where you’re just looting old fallen things and you come back and you sell what you loot and that was it. But then I thought, what if this was a fully 3D thing and you’re driving directly between these locations rather than it just being a cutscene, and it just spawned from that."
Perhaps another striking resemblance is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which many of Sable's gameplay elements look similar to. Not only does the introduction to the game harken back to Breath of the Wild, but you'll also be able to climb everything the same way, explore temples, and cross a gorgeous open-world.
Sable is definitely looking like one to keep our eyes on. With it arriving day one into Xbox Game Pass, it'll hopefully engage a wider audience who will embrace its stunning art style. The game has been delayed until sometime in 2021, so we may be hearing about a release date this coming E3.
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