Yesterday we realized that ARC Raiders, the brand new F2P co-op shooter from ex-DICE-boss Patrick Söderlund’s new Embark Studios, has been delayed to 2023. The delay announcement was fairly boilerplate, however at the moment, Söderlund supplied some extra particulars about Embark’s future plans. Surprisingly, the studio will truly be releasing a very separate game, a team-based FPS codenamed Project Discovery, earlier than ARC Raiders involves market. Embark launched a quick Project Discovery teaser late final 12 months, which appeared to indicate a semi-cinematic, Battlefield-esque shooter with some melee fight. Check out the teaser for your self, under.
Embark is celebrating 3 years! So what have we achieved? We’ve grown to greater than 250 game makers, we’ve obtained large plans for the longer term, and some initiatives we’re simply itching to share. To rejoice, we thought we’d share a glimpse of *one other* unannounced game within the works. 🎂 pic.twitter.com/TdeZQcuvDs
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Here’s a bit extra element on the Project Discovery state of affairs from Söderlund…
“As you could remember, Embark has a number of initiatives in growth. Beyond ARC Raiders, we’re additionally engaged on a team-based first-person shooter, codenamed Project Discovery. We’ve obtained quite a lot of tremendous proficient individuals with ample fps expertise right here at Embark, and the event of Project Discovery has progressed quicker than we first imagined, particularly over the previous few months.
So a lot so, that we began dealing with the prospect of having the ability to launch two video games concurrently. For a younger, comparatively small studio like ours, releasing two video games in brief succession would have strained our groups and assets, a lot of that are shared between the 2 initiatives. As such, we determined to let Project Discovery be our studio’s first game to market, pushing ARC Raiders to a 2023 launch. It’s a call that may even permit us to develop and refine the ARC Raiders expertise.”
Interestingly, it appears Embark can also be engaged on a brand new PvP mode for ARC Raiders, which Söderlund implies shall be a significant focus for the dev group going ahead. Could we see a little bit of a shift in focus for ARC Raiders? From co-op to PvP? We shall see.
“The world of ARC Raiders is exceptionally compelling and lends to many ways to play. Over the course of this spring, we started to concept and prototype a PvP-focused game mode in the ARC Raiders universe that we’re eager to spend some more time on before the game’s release. This extra time will allow us to do just that.”
Platforms or a launch window for Project Discovery have but to be revealed, though Söderlund guarantees extra data “very soon.” ARC Raiders is slated to hit PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5 in 2023.