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The Tomorrow War: Hard Sci-Fi

Russian spacewar simulator The Tomorrow War is set for a September 1st release in Europe, and should apparently have an English-language version in the pipeline too. The game is an incredibly expansive simulation based on the galactic-war fictions of Alexander Zorich (actually a pseudonym for two Russian writers, Yana Botsman and Dmitry Gordevsky). After the jump we have ten minutes of footage from the game’s vast interstellar environments: it’s the absolute antidote to those glossed-up trailers coming out of Leipzig.

These videos are like the ambient music of the game footage world: long, passive sequences with not much happening. This first bit of footage shows off the scale of just one of the planets in The Tomorrow War environment. This footage follows a spaceship entering the atmosphere, landing at a base, then landing on the planet, then taking back off again.

Next, ten minutes of cruising across a planet’s surface:

Finally, some cruising with a squad of ships, complete with Russian shouting:

There’s a horrible inevitability to my playing this game.

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