Bright Memory: Infinite was among the standout Xbox Series X exclusives that impressed us during the console’s first big showing last year. If you’ve been patiently awaiting your chance to experience the game’s fast-paced blend of first-person shooting and stylish swordplay, a new gameplay trailer has emerged confirming that it still has a pulse and is a wild as ever.
The game takes place in a futuristic version of Earth, set in 2036. An organization called the Supernatural Science Research Organization (SRO) has discovered strange phenomena occurring in the skies and sends agents out to investigate. Protagonist Sheila is one such agent, and during your investigation you’ll uncover an ancient mystery connected to events that could affect the fate of, not one, but two worlds.
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Infinite serves as a full-length sequel, of sorts, to the original Bright Memory by Chinese indie developer Zeng “FYQD” Xiancheng and his team at FYQD Studio. Similar to the story of Lost Soul Aside, Zeng developed Bright Memory single-handedly before later expanding to a full team. Zeng first released Bright Memory on Steam Early Access in January 2019 as a small episode that served as a demo of sorts for a larger title. While it impressed many, it also garnered controversy after Zeng admitted to using stolen enemy models in that first episode. Zeng claims his team has since replaced those original assets and the game exited Early Access in March 2020.
In a Steam post, Zeng states that the development on the main parts of Infinite are complete. The team’s focus has now shifted to recording voice lines and the soundtrack, as well as general debugging. That said, Bright Memory: Infinite still doesn’t have an exact release date, but today’s trailer reconfirmed its 2021 launch window. When it does arrive, it’ll come to Xbox Series X/S and PC.
As someone who played the first episode of Bright Memory, I’m pulling for Infinite to stick the landing. The game was undeniably entertaining and did a great job at making me feel 1000 times cooler than I really am. However, it also suffered from a noticeable lack of polish that held it back from true greatness. I’m excited to see how FYQD builds on that foundation.
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