We have not posted a lot about twin-stick shooter slash base-building survival game The Riftbreaker since its 2021 launch, however followers of butchering hordes of unhealthy bugs and nasty monsters with both a carefully-constructed community of defensive weapons and/or your big cellular killer mech swimsuit have loved a number of years of expansions and main updates since then.
Now builders Exor Studios are engaged on the third massive enlargement to The Riftbreaker’s world, bringing the story of a stompy mech and its pilot to a brand new biome, the swamp. They’re additionally engaged on much-requested multiplayer co-op, enabled by its broad success although they did not design the game for co-op in any respect.
“Whereas swamps on Earth are somewhat uninviting and gloomy more often than not, Galatean Swamps are wealthy, colourful, and teeming with life. The distinctive creatures inhabiting these lands show diversifications by no means seen earlier than in different Galatean species. The vegetation is extraordinary as properly, with a number of new species, together with aggressive, predatory crops able to attacking the whole lot that strikes,” stated Exor in regards to the upcoming new area.
The DLC will broaden the story marketing campaign to incorporate the swamp area, but it surely’ll be free within the giant new Survival Mode update. Exor says it is a “large improve and a rework of many game techniques you had points with.” These embrace new gear, a brand new extra simply legible analysis tree, and extra.
One of many main new upgrades and modifications will apparently deal with cool new weapons and a revamp of present ones. As it’s now Exor seems like not each weapon is definitely helpful, so the weapon energy curve might be flattened and the performance of weapon mods will change for what seems to be to me like extra of a looter-shooter vibe of combine and match upgrades including new properties and talents to weapons.
Exor additionally posted about progress on that co-op multiplayer update, specializing in survival mode. The principal drawback they’re having, in the meanwhile, is that whereas they have co-op working they do not like how properly it performs and have to get that as much as acceptable ranges.
“From that time onwards, we are going to begin introducing multiplayer-centric modifications, like changes to the issue stage, extra interplay choices between the gamers, further challenges, and extra,” they proceed. They’re very clear, nevertheless, that it is all in-development: “We wouldn’t have any estimates relating to the discharge date. Our progress has been fast currently, and it seems like, for the primary time, we will lastly see the top in sight. Nonetheless, we will’t predict what challenges lie forward and like to be versatile.”
You’ll find The Riftbreaker on Epic, GOG, and Steam, however totally on its web site riftbreaker.com. I’ve posted the roadmap picture beneath, however you could find the complete Roadmap Update – January 2024 put up on Steam.