Last Updated: 08 Jan 2021

Game Pass subscribers can join the action for free in January 2021

January 7th, 2021 – Newfoundland, Canada – Developer Other Ocean Interactive is pleased to announce that its pioneering social deception game, Project Winter, is coming to Xbox consoles, Windows 10 Store and millions of Game Pass players in January 2021.

“We are excited that Project Winter will launch with crossplay so that Xbox and Windows 10 players will be able to join the community of over one million survivors who’ve been uncovering traitors, backstabbing their teammates, and battling the elements since the game’s launch,” said Other Ocean’s Product Director, Ryan Hale.

Cut off from all external communications, surrounded by icy tundra, and covered in a thick blanket of paranoia and suspicion, the eight-person multiplayer game strands players in the freezing wilderness where they must work together to escape the approaching blizzard as well as the deathly intentions of fellow team members. “Project Winter’s innovative proximity-based voice chat encourages players to stick together and work in groups to survive,” says Hale. “Solo players that wander off run the risk of having their desperate cries for help rendered useless when running into trouble.” 

The survivors must battle against the freezing elements as well as the traitors in their midst who will deceive, sabotage, and even commit murder to thwart their teammates’ efforts to escape. For the players that encounter wild animals or murderous teammates on their travels, there’s a variety of weapons they can use to gain the upper hand and cling desperately to any chance of survival. 

Project Winter is a pioneer in the massively popular social deception game genre combining familiar game mechanics such as crafting and resource gathering with hidden-role gameplay for an intriguing and challenging experience. New Xbox players will have access to the same features as PC players in their quest for survival and escape; including text chat, emotes and proximity voice channels. No matter what platform they’re playing on, the icy and unforgiving wilderness of Project Winter provides a challenge filled with sabotage, betrayal and starving grizzly bears.

Project Winter is available now on Steam and will be available on Xbox consoles and the Windows 10 Store on January 26th, 2021 as well as a free download on Xbox Game Pass. To stay up to date with the latest news, follow Project Winter/Other Ocean on the game’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Discord.

About Other Ocean Group:

Other Ocean Group, through its development, talent, and technology, has been bringing games to market on multiple platforms for both their original IPs and for top publishers and their customers since 2006. They have ongoing relationships with the world’s leading game publishers including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts (EA), Konami, Microsoft, Disney Interactive, Sony, and others. Other Ocean has worked on such industry-leading licenses as Minecraft, Rick and Morty, Toy Story, The Simpsons, Mortal Kombat, and Ultra Street Fighter. Other Ocean has won 2 Xbox Live Arcade awards, several Editor’s Choice Awards, won a best of show award at E3, and has been nominated for Gamespot Best Game Awards and an Emmy award. Other Ocean has successfully launched many of their own IPs including RAD Boarding, #IDARB, Giant Cop, and Project Winter. Project Winter was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador by Other Ocean Interactive. They have been supported by their sister company Sculpin in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In addition to their Atlantic Canadian studios, Other Ocean also has a studio in Emeryville, California. www.otherocean.com