January 25th, 2024 – Boulder-fleeing publisher Devolver Digital and idol-grabbing developer Team WIBY are proud to announce that Phantom Abyss has left Early Access and hit 1.0.
Available now on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass, this asynchronous multiplayer game tasks you with delving into ancient, labyrinthine tombs to find the treasures hidden within. But with deadly traps, bottomless pits, aggressive guardians, and giant spikes (so many spikes) to contend with, this is easier said than done.
But don’t worry: you have help. Study the phantoms around you—echoes of real players’ joyous triumphs and crushing failures—and use this knowledge to your advantage. If you find the ultimate treasure in a temple, no one can attempt that level ever again.
From its humble beginnings in Early Access, first appearing on Steam in 2021, Phantom Abyss has undergone a dramatic transformation—culminating in the long-awaited, massively improved, and greatly expanded launch of the 1.0 version of the game.
“Phantom Abyss 1.0 is the result of countless hours of development, meticulous iteration, and unwavering attention to our incredible community,” says Team WIBY creative director Ben Marrinan. “It’s the game we always dreamed of crafting and we hope you dive into the adventure with as much passion as we poured into creating it.”
So what’s new in 1.0?
Well, gone is the singular temple, replaced by a thrilling trilogy of modes:
Embark on curated journeys through hand-crafted temples, each featuring a unique whip, relic, and set of challenges.
Face the ultimate test in the classic, ever-changing, procedurally-generated temple. Only one explorer can claim its hidden glory.
Hone your skills with fresh twists on familiar trials, served up each day for a new taste of adventure.
There’s also a dynamic arsenal of whips to unlock, a mysterious new area called The Rift, and permanent upgrades to help you delve deeper into the darkness. You can experience Phantom Abyss 1.0 for yourself today on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass.