Microsoft announced today a new game titled Replaced, a sci-fi platformer with a Blade-Runner-esque aesthetic.
The game isn’t slated for release until 2022, and aside from its Xbox and Game Pass releases, the developers have confirmed that Replaced will also launch on Steam and the Epic Games Store. No more specific dates have been given, either.
Due to its lack of solid release date, we don’t know if this will join the Xbox lineup of games coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, or if it would only come later.
We don’t know much about the game outside of its proximity to a previously announced title, The Last Night. While it’s easy to speculate that this was some sort of successor to the game due to both being announced at Microsoft events, Replaced is a game developed by Sad Cat Studios and published by Coat Sink, unlike The Last Night.
The game features elaborate platforming, as you control an AI that has been transplanted into a human body. It also has what the developers describe as “free-flow combat”, as you use melee weapons and guns to dispatch your enemies.
Aside from that it has all the trappings of your cyperpunk indie game, complete with 2d pixel sprites layered on a 3D background, similar to Octopath Traveler. It also has a synthwave soundtrack and retro visual aesthetic.