Keep in mind The Anacrusis? The groovy sci-fi Left 4 Useless-style co-op shooter did not precisely knock our socks off once we final checked it out in early 2022, however now it is early 2023, and when you’re curious how issues have come alongside since then, the free weekend that is now underway on Steam makes this an excellent time to search out out.

As you may anticipate, so much has modified over the previous 12 months. Over the course of 26 updates because the early entry launch, The Anacrusis has been given new enemies, a brand new Holdout gameplay mode, a modular weapon system, new particular weapons, a free battle move, and a spread of smaller modifications: Steam achievements, hit reactions, efficiency enhancements, and all that kind of factor.

The Anacrusis additionally now provides Steam Workshop assist, that means modders can simply make and share new campaigns, maps, skins, and different creations. The mod instruments are nonetheless in beta testing, however when you’re interested by giving them a shot you’ll be able to request entry within the Stray Bombay Discord server. The studio mentioned it plans to launch the mod instruments to everybody, and implement cross-platform mod assist for the Xbox model of the game, later this 12 months.

And when you simply need to squeeze in some fashionable space-shooting without cost this weekend, that works too. The Anacrusis free weekend is dwell now and runs till January 8, and it is also on sale for 67% off—that is $10/£8/€8—till January 19.