At today’s PC Gaming Show 2023 Preview, NetEase Games announced Cygnus Enterprises, a new single-player action RPG/city management hybrid set in a sci-fi landscape. Developed by the Shanghai-based studio Team Miaozi, Cygnus Enterprises will come to Steam for early access on December 16.
The game takes place in a positive future, where mankind has put aside its differences to peacefully expand to new worlds. This expansion was once limited by technology, but the titular Cygnus Enterprises has created a faster-than-light drive, allowing humanity to travel across the universe and discover new worlds.
However, not all of these worlds are welcoming to humans, as there are powerful alien monsters that roam the wilderness and present a threat to settlers. The company put players as hired troubleshooters in a wild space frontier, where they must restore derelict outposts and turn them into bustling new settlements that will attract people from around the universe.
▍Cygnus Enterprises Reveal Trailer
▍Cygnus Enterprises Gameplay
Cygnus Enterprises is a single-player experience that combines exciting action RPG combat with the planning, hiring, and construction of a city management game. The story takes place over 18 storyline missions, but players are free to spend as much time as they’d like building and refining their base. The gameplay loop is broken down into different key features, which explain how players will become new warrior entrepreneurs of the galaxy.
Players will have to explore beautiful and exotic locations while defeating enemies using futuristic weaponry and looting resources to build their city. Once materials are gathered, players are tasked with creating an outpost. This involves a sandbox mode, where you can place buildings as you see fit and create the settlement of your dreams.
Your settlement will need settlers, as well as technical staff and security guards to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day operations. Manage employees to make sure they are happy and prosperous in the settlement. Players can also earn and build weapons and armor to help them survive in the wilderness. It’s possible to loot resources, research new items, and craft new gear.