×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Spec Ops: The Line’ Devs Unveil New Match-Based Shooter ‘The Cycle’

Yager Development, the Berlin-based studio behind the 2012 third-person shooter “Spec Ops: The Line,” unveiled their latest project on Friday. “The Cycle” is a match-based first-person shooter where players compete to fulfill contracts (a.k.a quests) during a match designed to last approximately 20 minutes.

“The Cycle” was born during an internal pitching jam and it’s been in development since the beginning of 2018, Yager said.

“We saw great promise in our prototype, which captured a blend of session based FPS matches and quest objectives in an open world, a genre we have dubbed internally as a ‘Competitive Quester,'” the studio said. “Following our prototype, we took what we learned and started full development on ‘The Cycle,’ with the goal of having closed test sessions as soon as we can. We believe that we are onto something special with ‘The Cycle,’ and that our experienced team can make our vision a reality.”

The game features a beautiful alien world where an active storm cycle leaves only a narrow window of opportunity for players to land and complete contracts. If they stay too long, they’ll be trapped there. Yager is promising a wide arsenal of weapons and gear, along with a variety of customization options. Gear can purchased during a match in the black market or crafted using credits.

Yager is planning on a late 2018 early access release on PC. It’s now actively recruiting for “The Cycle’s” alpha tests. People interested in signing up can visit the game’s official website for more information. There’s no word yet on whether or not Yager plans to bring it to consoles.

More Gaming

  • Tfue to Create Own Esports Org

    Tfue to Create Own Esports Org After Faze Clan Split (Report)

    “Fortnite” streamer Turner “Tfue” Tenney wants to create his own esports organization after breaking away from Faze Clan earlier this week, according to PCGamesN. YouTuber Keemstar posted a message he received from Tfue’s brother, Jack Tenney, on Thursday reportedly outlining the streamer’s future plans. “Turner wants to create his own org, work with the brands [...]

  • Loot Box Bill Moves Forward With

    Loot Box Bill Moves Forward With Bipartisan Support

    Updated: A bill seeking to ban exploitative video game loot boxes and pay-to-win scenarios that target children is moving forward in the U.S. with bipartisan support. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) formally filed his bill, called the Protecting Children From Abusive Games Act, on Thursday. If it passes, it will ban companies from publishing minor-oriented games [...]

  • 'Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey' Launches on

    'Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey' Launches on Epic Game Store in August, Consoles in December

    “Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey,” an open-world survival game from former “Assassin’s Creed” creative director Patrice Désilets, is officially launching on PC via the Epic Games Store on Aug. 27, developers Panache Digital Games and Private Division announced on Thursday. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will have to wait a bit longer to play. Those [...]

  • 'Tetris 99' Is a Maelstrom of

    'Tetris 99' Is a Maelstrom of Industry Trends

    “Tetris” might be the perfect video game. Even now, thirty-five years after the first time, it still feels good to drop a long block into a narrow shaft and erase four lines at once. That this action is called a TETRIS is a clue to the game’s self-confidence: No other game would be so boastful [...]

  • Fortnite Battle Royale

    'Fortnite' Season Nine, Week Three Challenges Guide

    Season nine’s week-three challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. (Collecting 10 Battle Stars will unlock one additional tier.) [...]

  • New Handheld Console Playdate Has a

    New Handheld Console Playdate Has a Crank and 12 Games

    Portland-based Panic has a shiny new game console, called Playdate, and a slew of new games to go with it, the developer announced Wednesday via Twitter. Playdate is a bright yellow, handheld console with a black and white screen and a crank— no not for power, this little crank has functionality in some games for [...]

  • 'Darksiders II' Could Be Heading to

    'Darksiders II' Could Be Heading to Nintendo Switch

    THQ Nordic’s “Darksiders II” could be making its way to the Nintendo Switch as soon as August, if a product page on the Koch Media site is accurate, as spotted by Loot Pots. The rumors of “Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition” coming to the Switch were ignited when the game popped up on the Canadian EB [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content