Fans of fishing video games on PC ought to mud off their sort out bins and fill up on bait as a result of they’ve a giant new open world crammed with lakes and rivers to cast their hopes and desires into. Expansive Worlds, makers of The Hunter: Call of the Wild, have introduced a brand new freshwater fishing sim you possibly can play solo or with associates. Check out the trailer for Call of the Wild: The Angler above.

“Embark on a journey to become a master angler on your own terms in Call of the Wild: The Angler,” reads at the moment’s announcement. “Explore a captivating outdoor wilderness filled with surprises, go on the hunt for elusive trophy fish, or just unwind and have fun on your own or with friends in co-op.”

Players can sit up for touchdown largemouth bass, mountain whitefish, and extra slippy catches as they be taught new fishing methods and construct a group of rods, reels, and lures. “Each species has its own unique behavior, requiring you to carefully counter their movements as you reel them in against a variety of environmental conditions.”

The world (which seems to be primarily based on North America judging from a number of the sights, indicators, and the gradual drawl of the trailer’s narrator) shall be explorable by boat, off-road autos, or on foot as you hunt for rivers, lakes, and hidden ponds to fish in. As for co-op, it will be drop-in/drop-out and can help as much as 12 gamers.

Expansive Worlds is thought for making, nicely, expansive worlds. In his 2017 assessment, Andy Kelly praised The Hunter as “One of the most convincing digital recreations of nature I’ve seen on PC. The autumnal forests feel wonderfully organic, with foliage swaying in the wind, motes of pollen floating through the air, and realistic lighting and shadows courtesy of the engine’s global illumination tech. The sound design is fantastic too, from the crunch of dry leaves under your feet to the gentle chirp of birds.”

Call of the Wild: The Angler will attempt to lure you in on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Microsoft Store later when it launches later in 2022, with a console launch coming additional down the road.