San Francisco-based Campo Santo, the superb studio behind the 2016 hit Firewatch, is at it again — this time, taking players on a breathtaking journey to 1920s Egypt. Play as former filmmaker Rashida, a disgraced explorer enjoying one last chance at rebuilding not only a career, but a critical relationship, in In the Valley of Gods. In the same vein as Firewatch, In the Valley of Gods is a first-person adventure utilizing cleverly atmospheric visuals to not only communicate a story, but a reel of emotion. Says In the Valley of Gods’ Steam page:
“From the creators of Firewatch, In the Valley of Gods is a single-player first-person adventure. Explore a remote and ancient valley in the Egyptian desert, uncovering treasure and treachery in pursuit of a discovery that could bring you fame and fortune—or leave you for dead, buried beneath the sands.”
Much to our dismay, there’s no launch date as of yet for In the Valley of Gods, outside of the vague “2019” claimed in the trailer. We do know that it will release on Steam, but there hasn’t been a confirmation of any other platform just yet. Since Firewatch released for a smorgasbord of platforms, it’s likely In the Valley of Gods will ultimately enjoy the same. Regardless, we can’t wait to discover the delights studio Campo Santo has in store for us with this new and striking title.