Again in April, throughout the Enter the Dragon showcase highlighting video games from China coming to Steam, we totally loved the first trailer for a game with the working title of Outpost. Its bombastic mixture of informal missile-tossing, sudden flips between FPS and RTS, stacks of artillery, mechs, hordes of enemies, after which a robotic swarm proper out of The Matrix Revolutions, actually tickled our fancy.
In addition to a second trailer during the Future Games Show, which featured extra zombie-burning and stop-motion basebuilding, we have additionally seen eight minutes of gameplay. It is filled with warnings that this footage comes from the playtest, “makes use of placeholder sources”, and “doesn’t symbolize last high quality”, nevertheless it does offers a clearer concept what Outpost, or no matter it finally ends up being referred to as—hopefully not a reputation that is already been utilized by two different video games—will really play like.
This footage, which clearly comes from a tutorial, exhibits a participant armed with an Eclipse rifle heading out to gather sources. There’s walljumping and crouch-sliding, however not a lot want for it because the participant shoots zombies—sorry, mutants—who’ve tunneled their method into the realm from underground.
When the participant is instructed to “Choose up a Pyro protoslag” they get to improve their rifle, selecting between mild bullets for sooner firing and pyro rounds that set enemies on fireplace. The tutorial textual content wording “open the protomag and ability it with protoslag to extend projectile energy” is probably the most videogame factor I’ve learn shortly.
After returning to base they press M to enter command mode, and that is the place it will get attention-grabbing. Not like Pure Choice, the place one participant is caught being the commander who handles all of the constructing and such, it looks as if you’ll be able to leap into construct mode everytime you’re inside vary of an outpost and start crafting ammo or constructing turrets and tesla coils and so forth.
After a few rounds defending towards scorpion-like creatures with glowing tails, the Matrix swarms descend and all of it goes to heck. Whereas a bit low-key in comparison with the extra over-the-top presumably late-game stuff we noticed within the first trailer, I assume this might be an entertaining co-op first-person tower defence recreation, sort of like Sanctum, Orcs Should Die, or Fortnite: Save the World, solely with extra RTS on the facet.
Outpost, nonetheless a working title, does not have a launch date but. It does have a Steam page (opens in new tab), and a Discord server (opens in new tab).