Described as a “multiplayer online asymmetric adventure,” Raiders of the Broken Planet from developer MercurySteam (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016.
In the Lira Constellation, light years from Earth lies a Broken Planet. Long ago, its inhabitants discovered a powerful ability enhancing substance called Aleph. Today, this Broken Planet is home to the entire Universe’s intergalactic scum and criminal lowlife. All are here to wrest control of the Aleph and thereby control the Universe.
Further explaining the multiplayer online asymmetric adventure, MercurySteam says, “Fight the invaders teaming up with other Raiders, or turn the tables and storm into battle with those invaders fighting at your side!”
Blending together shooting, brawling, and “thinking man’s strategy,” Raiders of the Broken Planet will be self-published by MercurySteam. They’ll be releasing the story driven narrative episodically, promising to sell each part at an extremely low price point.
“We saw an exciting opportunity with this title to take advantage of digital distribution and offer the game at a much lower entry point than would otherwise have been possible,” MercurySteam said. “This model also allows us to work closely with gamers to create something that they can help shape too.”
Multiple betas will be held prior to launch, with sign-ups now live for the upcoming PC beta.