Embark Studios, a younger staff of former DICE staff led by ex-EA head Patrick Söderlund, has delayed its upcoming shooter, Arc Raiders. The title was initially slated to reach this yr however will now launch in 2023.
The reason being that the staff has determined to pivot and give attention to launching one other team-based shooter codenamed Mission Discovery. A weblog publish written by Söderlund explains that Embark has a number of tasks in improvement and that Discovery progressed so rapidly that it seemingly caught as much as Arc Raiders, presenting the staff with the potential of transport two video games inside the similar timeframe. Nonetheless, doing would’ve been greater than the small staff can deal with.
“For a younger, comparatively small studio like ours, releasing two video games in brief succession would have strained our groups and assets, a lot of that are shared between the 2 tasks.” Söderlund explains.
“As such, we determined to let Mission Discovery be our studio’s first recreation to market, pushing Arc Raiders to a 2023 launch. It’s a call that will even permit us to broaden and refine the Arc Raiders expertise.”
Exterior of being a team-based first-person shooter, little is thought about Mission Discovery. The idea artwork posted above hints that it is set within the present day or maybe the close to future. Söderlund guarantees to disclose extra particulars “very quickly.”
Arc Raiders made its debut through the 2021 Sport Awards and will likely be a free-to-play cooperative shooter the place gamers work collectively to battle mechanical creatures from house. It should launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC.