The German Ministry of Economy has recently shared new information regarding the funding they offer to several reputed German video game developers. In doing so, they have inadvertently revealed crucial information about the upcoming Atlas Fallen DLC by Deck13 Interactive. The developer has received financial support from the ministry to fund their upcoming DLC, titled Atlas Fallen: The Wielder of Gods.
This is not the first time the German ministry has let information slip out in advance, as they are required by law to disclose the dispensation of funds to public beforehand. The German Ministry of Economy spends a whopping €70 million every year as subsidies to German gaming developers.
Atlas Fallen DLC gets funding from the German Ministry of Economy
According to the public statement by the ministry, Deck13 Interactive received € 1.09 million in order to complete their upcoming DLC, Atlas Fallen: The Wielder of Gods. The report clearly states that this is an expansion for Atlas Fallen and it will be completed in February 2024.
The new Atlas Fallen DLC was initially supposed to release this May, however, it has been pushed to August 2023, with pre-orders now open on the Steam store. The developer has stated that they wanted to polish the gameplay and include a full German voice-over at the time of launch.
The report by Ministry of Economy also mentions other companies, such as Egosoft, that has received another €800,000 in funds to support the development for their upcoming project with the working title X-24. This game is expected to be completed by March 2024. Another of Egosoft’s projects, working title X-26, is set to receive €1.97 million and is anticipated to be release by Spring 2026.
Egosoft, having used codenames to mark their projects, seems to have saved their info from getting leaked. The gaming community is skeptical about the news and confused as to why the studio has already started developing a DLC before the game itself has launched.
Atlas Fallen will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on August 10, 2023.
Source – German Ministry for Economics