New PC/Xbox One/PS4 Post-Apocalyptic Open-World RPG "Elex" Announced

Risen developer Piranha Bytes announces next game; coming to PC and console next year, featuring "deep moral choices" and more.

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Risen and Gothic creator Piranha Bytes has announced its next game, and it certainly sounds ambitious.

The game is called ELEX, and it's described as an "Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial" open-world role-playing game. The game is being developed in collaboration with Darksiders publisher Nordic Games, and is due to launch in winter 2016/2016 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

"This is by far the most ambitious project for Piranha Bytes and Nordic Games to-date," developers said in a statement.

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Nordic Games director Reinhard Pollice said in a statement, "ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising, complex, and we love it already." The game's own website says ELEX is set in a "brand new post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe."

The game "puts players into a huge seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices, and powerful action," according to its official description.

ELEX will make its public debut at Gamescom in August. Unfortunately, no videos or images outside of the one above have been released to date. Gamescom begins in early August.

We'll have more on ELEX as it becomes available. Are you intrigued by what you've heard so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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