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Indie puzzle hit The Talos Principle getting a sequel

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The Talos Principle getting a sequel

If you like games like Portal, it’s probably a good assumption that you’ve played (or at least heard of) The Talos Principle. Developed by the guys over at Croteam (best known for Serious Sam), the first-person puzzler garnered critical acclaim when it launched in December 2014, and even more praise for its expansion the year after. It’s aiming to recreate that too now, with an official sequel on the way.

The announcement was sort of made during the Nordic Game expo over the weekend, although the exact timeline of events is a little confusing. One attendee at the panel threw up the announcement on Twitter, after the sequel was apparently obviously hinted to during the presentation. That alone is nowhere near enough to proof, but soon after the tweet was retweeted by Croteam’s official account. Why retweet an announcement if it’s not true, right?

Well publisher Devolver Digital has yet to mention anything, but it seems pretty set in stone that a sequel is at least in the works. And rightly so. The Talos Principle is a gem of a game, that not only challenges you on a logical level but an emotional one too. Throughout its complex campaign, the game forces you to question things like your own existence, and our place in the universe as a whole. You know, casual thoughts you have on a Monday while sipping your coffee.

Aside from this sequel, Croteam is also working on Serious Sam 4, which was announced quite a while back already. It is nice to see two very different games coming from the same studio, and shows that Croteam has a lot more to offer off in the future. And if you haven’t yet played The Talos Principle be sure to add it to your backlog during the next Steam/ PSN sale. Trust me.

Last Updated: May 23, 2016

68 Comments

  1. I can afford it now. *cough*

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 23, 2016 at 11:44

      <3 the new avatar

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 23, 2016 at 11:44

      I don’t think my brain can handle you having a different avatar

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      • Ottokie

        May 23, 2016 at 11:45

        Same…

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        • Ottokie

          May 23, 2016 at 11:45

          It’s making me uncomfortable

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          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 11:45

            It is. It’s like he’s pretending to be human.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 23, 2016 at 12:07

        Failure to adjust is a violation of Mother City penal code 13A-4. Sentence is 5 months in the isocubes. Judge Headpants finds you guilty. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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        • Captain JJ bound

          May 23, 2016 at 12:12

          What I read:
          new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar new avatar. WHEEEEEEEEEE

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  2. Captain JJ bound

    May 23, 2016 at 11:44

    I got Talos Principle in a humble monthly, haven’t gotten a chance to try it out yet though.

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  3. Kromas untamed

    May 23, 2016 at 11:46

    Too many games too little time. Tonight I wanna get that damn last Doom achievement and then wipe it from my system so I am in the clear for Overwatch overload.

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 23, 2016 at 11:47

      I’ve been so stuck in Victor Vran. Seriously, that game needs more praise.

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    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 23, 2016 at 11:47

      HAHAHA!! Is DOOM any good though?

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      • Captain JJ bound

        May 23, 2016 at 11:47

        I prefer RAID.

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      • Kromas GG

        May 23, 2016 at 11:48

        Loads of fun.

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 23, 2016 at 11:49

          Awesome! I’m still a little scared of picking it up, will give it another few days or so, restarted TW3 from scratch, so don’t think i’ll be touching anything new anytime soon…

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          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 11:51

            If you do pick it up die at least once in lava.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:53

            HAHA! That’s the strangest recommendation I’ve ever had! HAHAHAHAHA!!! I take it that something interesting happens?

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 11:53

            Yep.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:54

            HAHAHA!!! Ok cool, I’ll definitely do that!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 11:54

            I did XD

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:55

            DAMMIT!! Now I’m curious!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 11:51

            Yea. I’m not buying a PC game for R800.
            It can hang ten a bit for me.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:53

            I’ll at least wait until a Steam sale, but even then, the download is something horrifying!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 11:55

            Yea. I’ve got Mad Max still to play and Witcher 3 to give a second go. So DOOM can wait. They’re not going to get me to support Bethesdas over-infalted prices.

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 23, 2016 at 11:56

            Also, Warframe

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:58

            NO!! I refuse, not because I don’t want to, but because I don’t have the hour or two every night to play it at this stage…

          • Ottokie

            May 23, 2016 at 11:59

            hour or two??? thou art going to need a tad bit more than that 😛

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:00

            I prefer Coke to Tab when I play those types of games. 😛

          • Ottokie

            May 23, 2016 at 12:00

            xD

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:57

            I finished Mad Max prior to the weekend, it was quite good, got a little bit draggy during the last ten hours or so, but it was fun!

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 11:59

            Been stuck at the last mission in Mad Max for months now. Open world just became too much for me. Also on that list is Fallout and TW3.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:01

            That download is a bit daunting though.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:02

            Which one?

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:02

            Got everything on my steam library backed up and in most cases fully updated. The only game that would require a massive download from me is TW3 and that game can go suck on an orange since GoG galaxy is worse than Uplay.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:03

            Yes… that client is probably the worst one I have ever encountered…

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:04

            Witcher DLC failed to ever work on my PC and one patch corrupted my data. Needless to say that was the last CE I buy from CDPR.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:08

            I had the game backed up to it’s 1.12.0 or something patch, the update from 1.12.0 to 1.12.1 is something like 500 MB… To give you a slight rundown, I backed it up and deleted the files from the main directory, biggest mistake ever, tried to do a restore and suddenly it had to download 28 GB of data.. great… at least now it’s done, but I still cringe at the client having a (beta) next to the description of it’s main window…

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:10

            Really!! … Open up Origin. Been sporting the beta badge since BF4 launch.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:12

            HAHAHAHA!! Ok, Origin trumps Galaxy… I’ve only opened it once since, but can’t really remember why exactly…

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:13

            Origin is not half bad. It is like the Linux of distro apps. Not very user friendly but if you can figure it out you can do everything you would normally do in steam (like backing up your games).

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:16

            I don’t mind Origin too much. It works, always. It’s just so impersonal and the fact that a game older than a year will pretty much never get an update again is a good reason to hate EA. They don’t believe in making games that last, only in making a game that sells for the first two weeks.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:17

            That is true, but it still takes a substantial amount of self respect and discipline to not shove a fist through the screen when getting fed up with all of the BF promos.. “here, you need this useless DLC for BF 4 now retailing at the price of your arm, also don’t forget to subscribe to our ‘try it for free for a bit and then owe us your soul afterwards’ subscription system, oh and don’t forget the ‘Mass effect 3 is installed in your Library, would you like it if we crammed two pounds of what the shit?! Andromeda down your throat!!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:20

            Or how it asks if you would like to add DLC’s to your purchase when you buy a game.
            “No, I’m already feeling kak enough supporting you.”

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:21

            HAHAHAHA!!! That is very true!

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:21

            Can turn it all off just like keeping the games libray in steam as default.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:22

            Seriously!? I might just facepalm myself into a concussion…

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:23

            My library was default on Steam since the beginning. On Origin it was the store. :/

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 23, 2016 at 12:03

            I dl’d Wolfenstein over the weekend… 40.7gb

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:05

            You know what was worse though? When installing from a disk, you had to redownload some 10 GBs of files, already on the bloody disk!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 23, 2016 at 12:08

            lol, yeah that is worse.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:11

            It helps when you have friends nearby with similar games. My wife started Witcher 3 last night, luckily I could export my Steam files for her. So zero download was required.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:13

            Yoh!! You’re lucky!! I’ve been doing religious backups of the game ever since my last little/enormous download…

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:14

            The GOG version is very iffy. We tested it on my wife’s pc and it wouldn’t work for shit. NOTHING helped. Then I lost it, secretly swore at Galaxy, bought the game on Steam and boom. Instantly worked.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:19

            Nee bliksem… I’ll get a steam copy over the sale, only if it retails for less then R150 though, nothing more…

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:22

            Well, seeing how I already had two copies I decided my wife could use the GOG version and I’ll use the Steam version. Sure, if it would work it could’ve been nice.

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:14

            Note that you use steam. Try backing up the damn GoG files. Something always goes wrong. I will happily wait for the summer sale and see if I can rebuy witcher for under R150. (Cause I already spend R2500 on it).

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 23, 2016 at 12:17

            Yea. We now have three copies in our household. My original GOG/physical copy version and two Steam ones, but I won’t touch the GOG Galaxy one again. It’s a nice-to-have now in physical copy form.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:02

            TW3 was an amazing game the first time around, now that I’m playing it the second time, I actually enjoy it more, because I actually do the prepping for battles and so on well in advance, so suddenly it’s even better, but yes, be sure to set aside a tonne of hours for it, not to mention Fallout 4…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 23, 2016 at 15:12

            Last mission is rather easy, it’s basically a convoy take down that’s easier than half the previous ones.

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 23, 2016 at 11:53

        It’s fantastic!

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 23, 2016 at 11:55

          I’ve probably watched the first 30 minutes of play about 3 or 4 times from different sites(I know!! It sucks that I’m watching it, but still) and it looks bloody good!

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 11:57

            The combat is so fast and brutal, I had my reservations about them screwing up the sequel but they did better than I could’ve dreamed

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 11:58

            MP sucks though. Too slow for quakey action and too fast for more contemporary FPS. Turning into a demon with demon rune is hella fun though.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 11:59

            I got that exact same feeling from the Beta! And having the Rocket launcher nerfed was stupid…

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 23, 2016 at 12:08

            Haven’t dipped into that yet

          • Kromas GG

            May 23, 2016 at 12:09

            Too much lag. We have a huge disadvantage. And this should not be true considdering (yes I am brining it up again) how decent Overwatch is even when we don’t have local connections.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:10

            During the Beta I managed to do get the rune twice, both occasions I was killed within seconds of obtaining it, I had a single team member and an opposing team consisting of about 6 or 7 other players…

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 23, 2016 at 12:00

            Even Jimquisition said he was satisfied with the SP, satisfied from him is like GODLIKE from anyone else… and it seems like one HELL of a ride, from the first second of gameplay…

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