Lucid Games, developers of titles such as Geometry Wars and Project Gotham Racing, have announced a new game. Titled Switchblade (not to be confused with the 1989 computer game), this new game is a 5v5 vehicular shooter, and is going to be a free-to-play title. You don’t have to wait too long for more information on Switchblade either, as you can sign up for a closed beta on the PlayStation 4 and PC right now.
First, check out this announcement trailer for Switchblade:
There’s a bit more information from Lucid Games, as well:
Switchblade is an arena-based 5v5 vehicular shooter that combines high-octane combat with an ever-shifting array of strategic choices. Seamlessly switch between heavily armed vehicles at any time to create endless tactical choices. Chase down a rival in a speedy fighter, then swap to a heavy-duty battlewagon to attack your competitor’s tower as your teammates switch between healers & artillery to back you up.
Win battles, grab loot and create your own unique online superstar as you rise through the ranks of a spectacular e-sport championship.
‘We’ve got so much experience with driving games at our studio, but in a race there’s only ever one winner.’ said Craig Howard, Creative Director at Lucid Games. ‘We wanted to make a game that more than one person can win, a true team game and one that rewards tactics as much as reactions’
If you want to try to get in on the closed beta, you can go to this site and sign up. The closed beta is for both the PlayStation 4 and PC.
Switchblade is set to release early next year on the PlayStation 4 and PC.