The game that was known as Geneshift is now generally known as Gene Shift Auto. As Nik Nak Studios, which is to say solo developer Ben Johnson, explains, it is modified dramatically sufficient throughout growth and early entry to warrant a brand new identify. 

When launched as Geneshift, “It did not have cops, missions, the megamap, ability drafting, distributors and even the BR game mode!” Johnson writes. “We’re taking part in a very completely different game, extra of a sequel actually, and a brand new identify will assist talk to all of the previous followers simply how a lot has modified.”

It will even be free-to-play as of November 28, after beforehand being priced at $15/£11.40. “This move to F2P will convey much more gamers into our neighborhood”, Johnson writes. “We may have fuller servers, extra members within the discord, and you may invite your folks to play without cost!”

We spoke to Johnson in 2017, when he’d simply spent two years engaged on his game whereas staying in youth hostels abroad. The highest-down shooter impressed by his love of Grand Theft Auto 2 and Soldat had a fluid identify from the beginning, starting as a demo known as Subvein earlier than going up for approval on Steam Greenlight beneath the identify Mutant Factions. Alongside the way in which it remodeled from a singleplayer/co-op game of arcade crime chaos to turn out to be a battle royale performed in three ultra-quick five-minute rounds, with roguelike development. Which is kind of a shift.

The story marketing campaign remains to be accessible to gamers who personal the deluxe version DLC, and that may stay true after the bottom model goes free-to-play. To entry it you should arrange a customized server foyer because the host, after which choose “marketing campaign” earlier than clicking on “create game”. When Gene Shift Auto turns into free-to-play on November 28 the deluxe version will nonetheless be on sale for a similar value, and anybody who owns it already will nonetheless have entry to all the things in it.

Gene Shift Auto is out there on Steam.