Lightyear Frontier is a farming simulator with a mechanical twist

In the opening cinematic of Titanfall 2, there is a four second shot from a peaceful before: a time when giant mechs were used to transport crops and tend fields before dropping them out of orbit to turn into goo with weapons the size of small cars. But what if we could go back in time and zoom in on a time when our giant metal friends made wheat, not war?

Enter Lightyear Frontier, an interstellar farm that has you transforming alien plains into a pastoral paradise. The game got a new trailer during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase today.

Having discovered the most idyllic planet imaginable, you set off in your campervan spaceship to build quaint farmhouses, fields and grain silos on the edge of space. It’s ridiculously cozy, even when you step on a giant robot. Jon Bolding got it extremely excited about it when it was first announced last year. (opens in new tab)

Said giant robot is your own bipedal tractor, helping you get around and harvest metals and minerals. Three more interstellar farmers can also join you on your own mechs, though one wonders what kind of ground damage results from eight giant metal feet trampling all over your pastures.

Lightyear Frontier will be released in early 2023.

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