Descent Reboot To Release In Early 2019, Pre-Orders Open Soon

New trailer showcases story, overhauled gameplay & visuals


Publisher Little Orbit and Descendant Studios today revealed that their upcoming remake of the classic six-degrees-of-freedom shooter Descent will be making its way to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch in early 2019.

Next month, the studio hopes to launch PC beta where early backers of the project will be able to add their insight and assist Descendant Studios in fine-tuning the final release.

“This has been more than a 3 year journey for the Kickstarter backers, Early Access players, and fans who all made this game possible. We are excited to begin rolling out the Descent beta for players later this year,” said Matthew Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “With Descent, we are reimagining a classic franchise, while still staying true to the core gameplay that made it one of the most popular games of the 90s.”

You can find the latest trailer, outlining the game’s story while offering a glimpse at the overhauled gameplay and visuals:


Descent will be available to pre-order soon. Those who pre-order the game will receive the following:

  • PC Beta starting last this year

  • A custom version of the Generation III “Viola” ship w/ exclusive paint job

  • Special PC Beta challenges to unlock exclusive pre-season cosmetic rewards

  • Multipass upgrade for multiplayer seasons 1 & 2 with additional gameplay challenges

  • “Secret Missions” DLC with additional single-player missions, landing later in 2019


Originally released in 1995, Descent went on to spawn a number of sequels and inspire such 6DOF shooters including 1998’s Forsaken and more recently, SIGTRAP Games’ Sublevel Zero.


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