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The Gunk release window confirmed alongside new gameplay trailer

Steamworld creators, Image & Form, and finally unveiled their latest game, The Gunk, detailing a stunning world in a new gameplay trailer during the Xbox gamescom 2021 showcase.

Revealed during a host of huge new Xbox unveilings, including a stunning new 8-minute Forza Horizon 5 gameplayer trailer and Microsoft Flight Simulator multiplayer reveal, The Gunk gameplay trailer showcases a fascinating and stunning gameplay world.

Xbox Showcase at Gamescom 2021

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Long touted as somewhat of an enigma since its reveal last year, gamers have been waiting for any and all information related to the fascinating new platformer. The gamescom 2021 gameplay trailer revealed just what we’ve been craving: new gameplay, and a release window.

While we don’t a firm release date, we know for certain that the game will hit Xbox Game Pass in December 2021.

The Gunk is being developed in Unreal Engine 4, and will hit 30fps on Xbox One and 60fps and up to 4K on Xbox Series X, Series S and PC.

the gunk gameplay

Early on, we decided to use Unreal Engine 4 to bring this story to life. It not only allows us to rapidly prototype and iterate, but it also offers us incredible flexibility and powerful graphics tools that have made the jump from 2D to 3D extremely smooth for the team. On top of that, we added some of our own super cool tech to do things like give the gunk a life of its own. From the outset, our goal was for the gunk to have this mesmerising quality, something you can just sit and watch bubble away for ages, like a lava lamp.

Partnering with Xbox has been incredible, and we wanted to leverage the power of the Xbox ecosystem to its fullest potential. We’ve made a massive effort to ensure that whatever platform you play on, you will experience our full vision of The Gunk.

As is to be expected, we’re using Smart Delivery to best support all Xbox platforms. On Xbox One, you can expect a stable 30fps experience that offers the beautiful art design and graphical flourishes that you have seen in our trailer. If you’re playing on Xbox Series X|S or a high-end PC, everything is dialled up and we aim to provide you with a smooth 60fps gameplay experience at up to 4K resolution.

From Xbox Wire

The Gunk is looking fantastic and stands to be one of the must-have games on Xbox Series X and Series S heading into the holiday season.

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