Hey Xbox Nation! I’m Ian Proulx, the creator of Splitgate and co-founder of 1047 Video games. When you’ve heard of our recreation earlier than, chances are high it was round July or August, the beginning of our Open Beta. That’s after we have been overwhelmed by the massive variety of new gamers desirous to play the sport. Since then, we’ve gotten a very good deal with on the server state of affairs and gamers have loved a way more steady expertise. However as an alternative of rehashing the previous, let’s speak about one thing I’m positive loads of you’re questioning about with Splitgate, the longer term!
Since arriving on console and receiving substantial funding for the 1047 Video games studio, many individuals have requested, “What’s subsequent for Splitgate?” I might let you know an inventory of options we wish to add or that we’re within the strategy of quickly rising the corporate, however first, let me present you what my imaginative and prescient for Splitgate has been because the begin.
Many gamers have described Splitgate as being impressed by video games like Halo and Portal. That is no accident! I grew up enjoying loads of Halo 2 and Halo 3 and was fully captivated by their simple however subtle gameplay. Every little thing was as much as you to succeed and the reward for grinding was that you simply received higher as a participant. Nothing received between you and the gameplay. This, mixed with the motion mechanics of portals, makes up the DNA of Splitgate. In different phrases, the sport embodies most of the issues that make area shooters so enjoyable.
Splitgate being on the identical platform that introduced me Halo is sort of surreal. Nevertheless, the comparability between the 2 video games has made many individuals marvel if we’re making an attempt to be a substitute to Halo. This couldn’t be farther from the reality, the truth is as Halo followers ourselves, we’re fairly excited for what Halo Infinite will carry to the sector shooter house! Splitgate all the time has been, and all the time will likely be, about bringing again what we beloved in regards to the FPS video games of our childhoods. Gamers who’ve fragged out within the Splitgate area have additionally found or re-discovered the straightforward enjoyable of enjoying an easy, optimized recreation; one thing that has maybe been forgotten by some.
However being influenced by the “glory days” of gaming doesn’t imply we will’t/shouldn’t proceed to develop and innovate. We’re right here for the long-haul which implies we have now loads of thrilling options coming down the pipeline. In truth, proper now, we have now our first ever vacation occasion replace: Spookygate! Every little thing from the menus, to new skins, and to one in all our maps, Stadium, have acquired the Halloween remedy. The occasion consists of Halloween challenges that include some community-submitted weapon skins you can unlock till November 1 when Spookygate ends.
This replace is only a style of what you possibly can count on from our younger recreation studio sooner or later. After all, we’ll be doing one thing this winter for the vacation season, however past that, Splitgate will likely be getting loads of thrilling options that Xbox gamers have been trying ahead to for some time. One function we’ve already began on is a map editor. Think about enjoying a model of Karman Station with portal partitions floating wayyy on the market in house with a constructing you possibly can snipe from. Or consider the simulation maps the place each wall could be portaled on. We are able to’t wait to see what you all provide you with when this function lastly releases!
One other extremely anticipated function needs to be the Xbox Collection X|S model Splitgate. We aren’t able to share the precise particulars of what this model will carry, however for those who’re conversant in different cross-generational titles, that ought to offer you a good suggestion. By the best way, if you’re an Xbox Sport Cross Final member, you possibly can nonetheless redeem the XTREME perk pack till November 30 as a part of your Perks!
Additionally count on Splitgate to be introducing some lore sooner or later. We get feedback on a regular basis from gamers questioning a couple of story, lore, or a single-player mode of some type. I can’t let you know how or after we’ll be revealing the universe of Splitgate but, however it’s one thing we will’t wait to share with the world. All I’ll say for now’s, keep tuned.
Oh yeah, and Splitgate is free! Go obtain it now and take a look at the Halloween replace. The opposite builders and I play the sport usually, so be looking out for the “Developer” tag and be happy to present us a shout.
See you all within the area!
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Splitgate is a free-to-play, fast-paced multiplayer shooter that options player-controlled portals. This sci-fi shooter takes the FPS style to a brand new dimension with its portal mechanics, delivering high-flying, multi-dimensional fight. Evoking reminiscences of probably the most revered shooters of the previous twenty years, Splitgate embraces the traditional and acquainted really feel of close-quarters fight whereas including a singular twist. IGN describes Splitgate as “Halo meets Portal.”
Portal Fight: a New Sort of Shooter
Maintain your head on a swivel and expertise intense, traversal motion as you fly, flank, and frag via the air utilizing portal fight to continually out-smart and out-maneuver your enemies. There’s nothing fairly like touchdown a no-scope headshot from behind after portalling circles round a confused enemy, who nonetheless thinks you’re standing in entrance of him!
Complete, Function-Crammed Multiplayer Expertise for FREE
Together with grindable challenges, dozens of customizable characters, a aggressive leaderboard and rating system, and over 15 informal and aggressive recreation modes, Splitgate affords greater than 20 maps, every with its personal distinctive setting and play type. The maps embrace a analysis facility inside an lively volcano, an underwater luxurious lodge, an alien crash website, and way more. Every map has its personal feel and look and performs in another way, rewarding gamers for adapting their techniques within the fast-paced, portal fight that solely Splitgate affords. And it’s FREE.
Get together Up with Your Associates Throughout A number of Platforms
Cross-play performance enables you to play with or in opposition to your pals throughout a number of consoles and PCs. Commonplace FPS controls and intuitive portal mechanics imply inexperienced persons are up and working proper off the bat, and with aggressive and informal modes, you possibly can social gathering up with associates of any talent stage. You possibly can even create a customized foyer with modifiers to play any approach you want. We extremely advocate Massive-Head Mode with low gravity and limitless ammo!