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Far: Changing Tides is a meditative side-scrolling adventure

The sequel to Far: Lone Sails is coming this year

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Far: Changing Tides is the next game from Okomotive, a small independent studio out of Switzerland. The sequel to Far: Lone Sails, the award-winning game released in 2018, the game was announced Sunday as part of the PC Gaming Show. It will be published by Frontier Foundry, the new publishing arm of Frontier Developments (Elite Dangerous, Jurassic World Evolution).

Where Lone Sails asked players to navigate a sailing ship across a a long, dry expanse of land, Changing Tides takes place on the sea. Players will take control of a hero named Toe and must help them as they make their way through a drowning landscape. Players should expect a “meditative side scrolling” game with a “haunting soundtrack,” according to a news release.

A grief-stricken character with head down on the bow of their ship. Image: Okomotive/Frontier Foundry
Debris fills the backgroud of a zoomed in view of a barrel-shaped ship. Image: Okomotive/Frontier Foundry
A train line vanishes into the distance, rubble across the tracks. Image: Okomotive/Frontier Foundry
The main character floating beneath the waves. Image: Okomotive/Frontier Foundry

Far: Changing Tides will launch later this year for PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X. It will also be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Fans can currently add the game to their wishlist on Steam.