It’s a day ending in Y, so there’s one other battle royale shooter being introduced, though I do fairly like this one’s type. Fractured Lands takes the idea of wandering, scavenging and driving over one another to its most sensible location; the Max Max-styled post-apocalypse. Dirty mohawks, improvised armour and barely ramshackle weapons are order of the day, and there’s a gameplay trailer ready inside if you happen to’ve received some guzzoline to spare.
Looking on the trailer beneath, whereas I just like the look of the vehicular fight (particularly the up-armoured, rocket-boosted or armed autos), I’m not so eager on the common gunplay. Dusty outdated assault rifles plugging bullets into folks as gamers strafe round wildly seems to be like so many shooters of yesteryear. I’d at the very least wish to see some extra unique (albeit much less reasonable) weaponry extra consistent with Mad Max, the place bullets are valuable and improvised weaponry like explosive spears made issues all of the extra spectacular.
Fractured Lands is the debut recreation from newly assembled workforce Unbroken Studios, though they declare to have some senior expertise from the Battlefield, Medal of Honor and Call of Duty franchises on board. While plenty of the trailer did concentrate on the on-foot fight, Unbroken are eager to emphasize that your automotive is your major and strongest weapon, and might be customised and upgraded with bits scavenged across the map, and in addition used to retailer and haul tools.
While I don’t deny that there’s plenty of starvation for good battle royale video games that blend up the components a bit, it’s maybe slightly bit unlucky that Fractured Lands’ announcement comes so quickly after the disclosing of Rage 2, which – whereas single-player centered – seems to be set to provide me my repair of post-apocalyptic driving and capturing, all with out the concern of being sniped by some jammy git half a mile away who discovered a fortunate weapon drop. Plus, it seems to be considerably weirder and extra vibrant, which is at all times good.
While there’s no exhausting launch date pinned down for Fractured Lands, a number of closed beta occasions will probably be working for it over the course of June. You can signal as much as give the sport a spin on the official site here, or await the Steam early entry launch deliberate for later this summer time.