We Are The Caretakers launches January 6, 2023 for Xbox Series, PC

We Are The Caretakers launches January 6, 2023 for Xbox Series, PC

Strategy role-playing game We Are The Caretakers will leave Early Access and launch for Xbox Series X and PC via Steam on January 6, 2023, developer Heart Shaped Games announced.

Regarding the previously announced Xbox One version, Heart Shaped Games told Gematsu, “The Xbox One version is unlikely to be available at launch. We want to make sure it’s optimized before it goes live. We are focused on Steam 1.0 and Xbox Series in the short term.”

We Are The Caretakers first launched in Early Access for PC via Steam on April 22, 2021.

Here’s a review of the game, via its Steam page:


We Are The Caretakers is an afrofuturistic squad management RPG. Assemble a secret defensive faction in squad building systems inspired by Ogre Battle, Darkest Dungeon, Black Panther and XCOM. Protect the endangered animals your world relies on in strategic turn-based combat. Determine your approach to a global resistance by balancing your reputation, funds, research, animals and alliances.

We Are The Caretakers is an exciting new kind of strategy game, mixing squad-building, pause-and-go RTS, narrative, and turn-based JRPG combat into an exciting campaign. The game introduces players to an original sci-fi universe with nuanced characters, a darkly bleak narrative, deep mysteries, layered unit management challenges, and escalating conflicts that have no easy or absolute solutions. It was developed by a critically acclaimed and diverse team, including IGF nominees, ex-Microsoft and ex-Blizzard developers.

Main features

Afrofuturist Universe – Former Blizzard artist Anthony Jones’ breathtaking Afrofuturist style and signature character designs bring a new sci-fi world to life. Reputation System – Every action taken in the world affects how others view the Guardians. Are they afraid of you? Or will they support your quest to protect the endangered Raun and decide the fate of the world? Turn-Based Encounters – Balance force with diplomacy in an innovative turn-based combat system. Live with the consequences as you face the messy reality of animal conservation. Squad Building – Assemble up to nine squads of 100 characters with different traits, weaknesses, abilities and personalities. Train and upgrade your guardians in over 30 unique job classes. Grow your headquarters – Meet leaders, research technology and recruit allies in your sci-fi hub. Balance their conflicting demands to save our world. Dark Narrative – Individuals outside of your squad matter just as much as the guards you place on each map. Follow a bleak tale of devastating loss through a hope for a better future. Tech Tree – From ground-level technology upgrades, to large-scale speculative research and development, your technology decisions have a global impact. curl up in your bed long after he’s too old to do so sensibly. It’s adorable.

Watch a new trailer below.

Release date trailer

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