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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Midwinter Entertainment
Release Date: 2021

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'Scavengers' (ALL) Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2021 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT

Scavengers is a co-opetition shooter that puts players in the role of young survivors fighting in a not-so-distant future, where cataclysmic events have triggered a new ice age.

Scavengers puts players in the role of young explorers fighting in a not-so-distant future, where cataclysmic events have triggered a new ice age. The game will combine exploration, survival and combat elements, while maintaining a focus on teamwork and cooperative game mechanics. 

Players will begin each game by equipping their Explorer, venturing into the wilds, competing and allying with other human players to complete objectives, gathering resources and battling against AI-controlled enemy factions. Large and unpredictable AI populations, combined with the balance of co-operation and competition between the human players, will create rich, repeatable gameplay.

Scavengers will allow players to experience vast play spaces, densely populated with satisfying AI combatants and supported by rich simulation of the surrounding world, providing endless emergent gameplay possibilities resulting from the interplay of human competitors and AI adversaries within a large, dynamic world.

Scavengers will build on the game design principles that made Halo 5’s Warzone a revolutionary new mode for Halo players, by allowing teams of players to compete with one another while exploring a large game map populated with hundreds of free-roaming and highly sophisticated AI enemies, with distinct factions, weapons and behaviors.

Scavengers is now available on Steam Early Access starting 8AM BST / 12AM PT

In collaboration with Twitch, this limited-time Twitch Drops event will give players across the world the opportunity to be the first to play Scavengers’ Early Access release before anyone else. The Early Access limited-time Twitch Drops event begins at 12 am PST / 3 am EST / 8 am BST on April 28, with plans to open up to all players thereafter.

Scavengers from the community,” says Josh Holmes, CEO and co-founder of Midwinter Entertainment. “Going ‘always-on’ with Early Access means we can significantly expand our ability to tune the game, implement new systems, and take in more feedback from all of our players. This is a major milestone ahead of our full launch later this year.”

New players can play Scavengers in Early Access by watching Scavengers Twitch streams and following these steps:

  1. Creating an Improbable game account and linking it with their Twitch account
  2. Watching 30 minutes of any Scavengers stream
  3. After you have claimed your Twitch Drop, you’ll receive an email with the Scavengers Steam Key and you can start playing.
Longstanding Scavengers community members who have either signed up for or participated in previous playtests will automatically have access.

There will be at least one progression wipe between now and launch, so that nothing is off the table in terms of what we can tune and change. We still want to test our progression systems and research customization before the last wipe.

The multiplayer “co-opetition” survival shooter will be built with Unreal Engine and powered by Improbable’s SpatialOS game development platform. With these technologies, Scavengers will provide endless emergent gameplay possibilities resulting from the interplay of human competitors and AI adversaries within a large, living world.

By dividing the action between multiple servers in the cloud, all of which contribute to building and running a seamless and consistent world, SpatialOS allows more sophisticated artificial intelligence, more AI entities and players occupying a seamless, shared environment, and a larger, more detailed and more deeply simulated game world than can be supported by the traditional client-server architecture used in online gaming.

Scavengers is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), scheduled for 2021.

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