Team17 and Small Impact Games announced yesterday that the highly-anticipated, hardcore multiplayer looter shooter Marauders will release into Steam Early Access in October this year. A series of limited-time Steam technical tests will take place next month, 6th-14th September, to prepare for the upcoming launch. Players who’ve pre-ordered the game are encouraged to join the tests. Additional information will be available soon on the developer blog.
Those interested in getting hands-on with Marauders before early access launch can also head to the Team17 booth (Hall 7.1 / B-040) at Gamescom this week, where the game will be playable on the show floor.
Marauders is a hardcore multiplayer looter shooter set in an alternative 1990s where The Great War never ended, Earth has been industrialised to breaking point, and many have fled to the stars. Band together with your crew of up to three other players to navigate a hostile battleground, hunt for loot, craft new weapons and gear, and salvage what’s needed to survive.
Some interesting aspects of the game include:
- Immersive sci-fi setting: Discover a gritty dieselpunk world where Earth is on the brink of collapse and survival relies on looting and shooting among the stars
- Raid, loot, escape: Plunder deep-space battlegrounds and embark on daring raids for troves of valuable loot, then get out alive to claim your spoils and turn a healthy profit
- Tense first-person combat: Work alone or with up to three other players to survive intense combat encounters with realistic bullet simulation against enemy teams and AI opponents
Budding space pirates can pre-order the gamenow to receive 10% off their purchase; immediate access to the game when it launches into Steam Early Access in October; and the Space Pirate pack, including an exclusive helmet, and body cosmetic item.