The Alters Gameplay Trailer Announced at Xbox Partner Preview

A new gameplay trailer for The Alters has been announced at the Xbox Partner Preview.

You can watch the full trailer below:

The official press release reads:

Inspired by the critically acclaimed title This War of Mine, The Alters thrusts players into a heart-pounding battle for survival that Jan can’t conquer alone. After crash landing on a desolate planet with a scorching star, Jan must avoid the murderous conditions by taking refuge in a cutting-edge mobile base. The only issue? It’s meant to be operated by a skilled team and he’s just Jan.

Thankfully, fate takes a turn with the discovery of Rapidium, a mysterious substance exclusive to this perilous world. Interacting with the Quantum Computer on board the mobile base allows Jan to manipulate pivotal decisions from his past—creating alternate versions of himself known as Alters—that have the potential to change everything.

The Alters are indispensable allies and they possess diverse skill sets crucial for repairing the base, sustaining life, crafting essential tools, and mining precious resources. However, they’re also more than mere taskbots, with each operating as a sentient being, complete with unique emotions, goals, and even a dash of existential doubt thrown in. While this does potentially open the door for chaos, their collective goal remains the same: survive, escape, and do it all by themselves.


  • Take the role of Jan Dolski, an everyday man facing impossible odds on a distant planet.
  • Face important choices from the past in order to save yourself in the present.
  • Create new versions of yourself to complete tasks impossible to tackle on your own.
  • Build relationships with the alters and try to influence their decisions.
  • Discover what manner of choices you are willing to make in order to survive.
  • Manage a moving base in order to escape the deadly rays of a rising sun.
  • Utilize the planet’s cycle to mine resources and keep your base running.

The Alters will launch later this year for Windows 11 PC and consoles. The game will also be coming to both PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for consoles on its release.

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