Co-op sci-fi shooter Polaris announced for PC

The Polaris variable state team has announced polar Staran original four-player sci-fi cooperative shooter coming to PC via Steam in 2024. A beta test is planned soon.

“Since I first played Bullfrog union wars“I always dreamed of working on a game that featured squads of futuristic, high-tech soldiers, causing chaos and destruction in an original sci-fi setting,” Polaris Team creative director Jonathan Burroughs said in a press release. “Sprinkle with a deep appreciation for aura series, particularly its mix of cooperative on-foot and vehicular action, and you can start to get a sense of what we hope to achieve with polar Star.”

Burroughs continued: “We’re just a small, scrappy team of 11, but we’ve been working on this project since early 2023. With the help of Unreal Engine 5 tools and technologies, Polaris Team has created a tight 4-player PvE . Combat game with a dynamic and destructible environment, set in our own science fiction universe. With a release date later this year, the team and I couldn’t be more excited to share polar Star With players from all over the world!

Here’s an overview of the game, via Polaris Team:

polar Star is an original sci-fi shooter featuring four-player high-flying action, player-versus-environment multiplayer, and fully destructible environments.

polar Star takes place in a region of space invaded by a ruthless force known as the Regime, where players must reclaim their homeworlds and lay waste to every last enemy stronghold. Battles take place in meticulously detailed and completely destructible environments: entire cityscapes, wild forests, and even the planet’s terrain itself can be destroyed during the game’s intense player-versus-environment confrontations.

Banding together as super-powered freedom fighters, players will execute guerrilla tactics to reclaim their territory, flying through dynamic open levels, destroying enemy infrastructure, and unearthing the coveted mysteries that fuel the Regime’s war of conquest.

polar Star is a departure from previous Variable State titles, such as the BAFTA-winning mystery adventure. Virginia. This stylistic contrast led to the creation of a new division within Variable State: Polaris Team, whose eponymous project channels the developers’ shared passion for the art and techniques of pyer-versus-environment game design. With former members of studios such as Creative Assembly, Splash Damage, Ninja Theory, Rebellion Developments and Cloud Imperium, Polaris Team immediately brought a great multiplayer combat action experience to the table, coming up with a project that focused on a combination of combat mechanics refined. , team-oriented gameplay and dynamically destructible builds.

All structures in the game (installed by the Regime, but not yet inhabited by its indoctrinated citizens) can be crushed, destroyed or annihilated during the course of each game, and the same goes for the natural environments and the terrain in which they are located . have been built. Whether decimating towering buildings or cratering the earth, players will discover that the worlds of Polaris are intricately destructible, leading to a reactive and ever-evolving combat environment.

Join your most trusted comrades to liberate the planets of your home system and lay waste to your oppressors!

Watch the announcement trailer below. See the first screenshots in the gallery.

Announce trailer

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