Today we reveal a brand-new gameplay trailer for Open Country, an upcoming outdoor adventure and survival game coming to Xbox One on June 3, with all new info and brand-new reveals. Read on to learn more!
Open Country covers three massive wilderness maps at launch. Mellow Hills, Tumnus Valley, and Snowridge. Each map represents a different season with its own weather, animals and survival challenges. You’ll need to equip the right gear and stick up your camp to make it to the next day.
Survival / Tracking / Hunting
Everyone needs to eat and there’s no supermarket in Open Country. Tracking and hunting local game, such as elk or rabbit, is how you’ll get your next meal. Look around for recent tracks that will lead you to big game that have recently passed by and take your shot. Be careful! Any stray noise, or the scent of a hunter moving upwind, can be enough to scare them off and you’ll go hungry. Explore the map and find the best hunting grounds. You may even decide to build a camp nearby to make return visits and food storage easier.
ATV – Snowmobile
Getting around the massive maps of Open Country can take a while if you’re traveling on foot. Luckily, we’ve added some other ways to get around. Grab an ATV or snowmobile and you’ll cut travel time significantly. There is a cost, however. Riding a motorized vehicle though the wilderness will scare away most game. If you need to bag some big game, you’ll need to make the final part of your trek on foot.
Today’s video reveals a major part of the game that we have been looking forward to showing off… fishing! Head to the shore of a nearby lake or river, or hop into a fishing boat, and cast your line into the water. You’ll choose from a variety of fishing rods and bait to best suit your location. There’s a wide variety of fish to be caught, and each can supplement your meal choices.
Character Creation and Co-Op
Any adventure is better when you share it with a friend. Open Country launches with online two-player co-op modes. In co-op, two players work together to survive the wilderness and complete a hunt for big game. In versus mode, two players will compete to be the first to bag the trophy.
While playing with a friend is fun, you’ll be pleased to know that Open Country lets you play with your best friend… a dog! Your faithful companion will join on your adventure to help you track game or fetch smaller animals that you bag.