Vane is a jaw-dropping game about exploring dangerous old ruins in desolate nature, and boy does it have pedigree.
It’s coming to us from some self-described devilishly handsome ex-members of The Last Guardian team—that’s Fumito Ueda’s long en absentia, man-eating yet puppy-eyed monster game for PlayStation 3, or 4, or 5, possibly. They grew tired of the daily grind of big game development and decided to go do what they love at their own independent game studio, Friend & Foe.
And apparently what they love is Fumito Ueda’s former games. Looking at the gorgeously picturesque panoramas that have been released, this one has an uncanny resemblance to them, as you maneuver a child through the desert with ruinous landmarks hanging in the horizon. They look a bit far to hoof it on foot, but the game is still in the early going, so maybe that giant hawk will give you a lift… or possibly just kill you.