The Falconeer official artwork and logo

[Update]: Aerial combat and exploration game The Falconeer is launching this November 10th.

Despite gaming technology advancing quite considerably over the years, there is a disappointing amount of games where you get to freely fly around the world. Sure, there's simulators and the occasional wargame, but that's pretty much where the genre starts and ends. A real shame given how much potential there is. I mean for goodness sake, does nobody else want to ride a dragon around!?

However, while The Falconeer obviously doesn't star a dragon in the main role, it does check all of the other boxes. You'll be able to explore a significant portion of the world from the get-go, join or anger any of the various factions, and when someone insults your falcon's plumage, engage in airborne combat through a combination of ranged weapons and aerial acrobatics.

Since trying to explain this through words alone is nearly pointless, allow me to share with you one of the recent teaser trailers. Have a gander, it's quite a unique one:

While I'd love to go further, the details are unfortunately few and far between right now, but what I can tell you is that The Falconeer will be heading over to PC and Xbox One at some point in 2020. You can keep track of its progress, as well as learn a little bit more about its world, over at the official website.