Peter Molyneux is bringing mobile game The Trail to PC

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Peter Molyneux has revealed his latest project. The Trail: Frontier Challenge is a version of the mobile game his studio, 22cans, released last year, but “rebuilt and redesigned” for Steam.

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Presumably, this is ‘Legacy’, the project Molyneux mentioned back in April but was uncharacteristically reticent to discuss. The mobile version of The Trail is a game about exploration and discovery; players hike across unknown countryside toward the town of Eden Falls, gathering and crafting as they go, before ultimately settling in the town and making their fortune by trading with other players and/or working in a profession. So what’s new in the PC version? 

“Our goal with The Trail: Frontier Challenge was to take the core gameplay and narrative of The Trail on mobile, and reimagine it for Steam players,” Molyneux says, according to PC Gamer. “PC players are looking for a completely immersive and uniquely challenging experience and I think they will be pleased with what we’ve created. The gameplay has been developed to be far more strategic. For example, players will now have to balance what they carry in their packs against how fast and far they can travel. Bigger items are heavier and slow you down, smaller items are lighter so you can travel faster.”

The Steam page is live now, promising a release some time this summer. The game will feature five professions (lumberjack, hunter, cook, tailor, and explorer) in which you can level up and work to make your fortune. You’ll join other players to develop your own community, build and furnish a house, and even get a pet dog for company. 

Though the mobile versions of the game are highly-rated, the response to the new trailer has been less positive: it has more dislikes than likes, and the comments section makes frequent reference to Molyneux’s reputation for over-promising and under-delivering. 

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4 Months ago

Well at least THIS TIME, he's being honest about it being a mobile game. That's about the best I can say about Peter at this point, he's being honest about something.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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4 Months ago

I think we really don't care what this betrayer actually makes, it's going to be ashes and in shambles like any other game... he never did fixed godus, his older companies like lionhead studio has closed down, and alot of his projects are bad... he's one of the worse of the worst game devs by what history has taught us.

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Jenks Avatar
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4 Months ago

He's responsible for some of the greatest PC games of all time, maybe if you're in your 20's or younger you wouldn't know that. Godus and Fable 3 sucked but history has absolutely not taught us that "he's one of the worse of the worst game devs." That's asinine.

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3 Months ago

Fable 1 was good, but Fable 2 and 3 was lackluster, he made godus with that 21 can company after he left, but that didn't do so great, people say it's like a facebook game and facebook games are not that great, unless you like farmville or other related games.

however black and white 1 and 2 was alright but i had a hard time adapting to it, due to bugs and old features that I had a hard time getting into, like no resources regeneration for example, and how storywise can be bugged out.

however with his progress that he made is not really successful at all, and his name has always been tarnished with each project he left abandoned, like godus for example... people want that game to be succesful but it never did, it's now just as worst like towns...

i'm sorry if this may offend you but this is what all I know from this man, maybe in an alternative world he could be very successful and well beloved as well as we loved games made in unreal engine, however sadly that's not that case in this reality.

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3 Months ago

Again, you used the phrase "what history has taught us," and then the furthest you go back to is Black and White. Why not talk about Syndicate, Populus, Theme Park, and Dungeon Keeper? What did history teach us when we actually consider all of history and not just the part that fits your argument?

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