‘Ships at Sea’ Sails onto Steam and Epic on May 23

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Mark your calendars for a new launch date of May 23, 2024, as Nordic boating sim powerhouse Misc Games will release the industry’s most realistic boating and fishing sim yet, Ships at Sea, in Early Access on Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. With the release of Unreal Engine 5.4 just last week, Misc is launching Ships at Sea on Thursday, May 23, to configure the game to the latest game engine.

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Ship at Sea Release Date Revealed

Ships at Sea is the culmination of drive, innovation, and creativity. Set in the unforgiving Norwegian Sea and around the harbors of Lofoten, Røst, and Værrøy, Norway, Misc Games utilizes NVIDIA’s proprietary WaveWorks water shader and the brand new Unreal Engine 5.4 to take captains on their most realistic boating adventures yet.

As seen in the trailer, Ships at Sea features some of the real local businesses around Røst and Værrøy, including A. Johansen, Jangaard Export, Kaikanten, Røst Sjømat, and Røst Bryggehotell. Misc Games has also licensed various boating and fishing equipment brands such as Breeze, PingMe (from Ocean Space Acoustics), Lorentzen Hydraulikk, and Østbornholms Kutterservice to provide the most realistic, dynamic overall experience for enthusiasts on both fronts: fishing and boating.

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For the first time in Misc Games’ acclaimed boating catalog, soon-to-be skippers will be able to play with their friends online with their own boats in multiplayer. Additionally, Misc Games will launch an online co-op mode in the first major update in which players will be able to divide and conquer the expansive sea with different roles such as cargo transporter, service operator, commercial fisherman, and more.

Key Features of Ships at Sea:

  • Play With Your Friends: With an all-new multiplayer mode, team up in a maximum party of four and set sail!
  • More Than Just Fishing: Encounter stunning graphics and captivating gameplay tailored for various types of boats, such as cargo, service operator, and commercial fishing
  • Life on the Water: Experience an even more realistic sailing adventure with our brand new ocean simulation and physically-based-buoyancy system
  • Wide Range of Conditions: Ships at Sea introduces a dynamic weather system that creates a highly immersive and realistic atmosphere
  • Highly Customizable: Customize your character and boat as much as you want. Enter the shipyard to upgrade, rig, or maintain your boat
  • Unreal Engine 5.4: Utilization of the newest Unreal Engine will give players a more immersive experience and improve game performance!


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