Driftland: The Magic Revival Coming To Consoles

by Sage Ashford

Developer Star Drifters’ popular 4X strategy title Driftland: The Magic Revival is coming to consoles. Set in a world where constant war resulted in some mages using up all the magic in the world, Driftland takes place in a world where all of society regressed to simplistic tribes for years before gradually climbing back to where they once were, with mages returning to the world.   Star Drifters’ has more information on the title:

Take on the role of a powerful mage capable of moving and connecting floating lands, develop a mighty empire, and restore Driftland to its former glory!

Driftland is a unique fusion of RTS, 4X strategy, and Sim genres in a fantasy world made up of scattered planet. Player takes on the role of a powerful mage-ruler capable of moving and reshaping parts of the planet. Both game mechanics and history are based on an innovative concept of dynamic topography and issuing orders to individuals with free will.


Build a city you want to rule: Kingdom building and upgrades of buildings, expanding their capabilities – economic, military or magical power

Dynamic topography: Move and terraform floating islands of the shattered planet

Get to know the rich lore: 4 different races with unique skills, each one speaking their own language. 4 points of view on the Driftland’s story. One player to bring them all and in the darkness bind… oh, you know the drill.

Many paths of progress: Economy, Warfare, and Magic upgrades purchased for progress points

Economy is a key: Resources, population, and magic-based economy

Don’t forget the Diplomacy: Reputation system, alliances, wars and everything in between

It’s excellent that all manner of video games are continuing to find a home on console. Both classic cRPGs like Divinity II: Original Sin and Wasteland 2, as well as 4X games like this and Planetfall: Age of Wonders are introducing console gamers to entirely new ways to play video games.

Driftland: The Magic Revival is available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One in early 2020.

Sage Ashford

A writer with way too many hobbies, Sage can often be found catching up on the latest anime, or reading a stack of comics between Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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