14-year-old Bethesda veteran Nate Purkeypile, who worked on Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Fallout 4 and was the main artist on Fallout 76, has announced his own new game called The Axis Unseen. It’s a first-person dark fantasy open world hunting game that is probably not a string of words that were ever strung together to describe a game.
But The Axis Unseen is no joke. As you can see in the reveal trailer above, as well as the screenshots below, it’s gorgeous. Purkeypile uses Unreal Engine 5 to power The Axis Unseen, and the results are visually stunning even at this early stage of development.
The invisible screenshots of the axis
“The Axis Unseen is a heavy metal open world horror hunting game,” Purkeypile told IGN. “Hunt and chase monsters in a world trapped outside of time. Improve your bow and your senses. Reach shelter from nightfall. [And] don’t forget that you are being hunted too. “
The music, Purkeypile told us, comes from Clifford Meyer, a veteran of the legendary post-metal bands ISIS and Red Sparowes.
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