I attempt to not get too enthusiastic about video games that I do know subsequent to nothing about, however there’s one shooter that has lived rent-free in my mind because it was introduced final yr: Arc Raiders, the space-age co-op shooter from Embark Studios, a brand new studio led by ex-EA boss Patrick Söderlund and several other ex-DICE of us as nicely. I liked the perspective of its reveal trailer and noticed numerous promise in its mobility and robotic designs. The trailer is so good that I’ve most likely watched it eight instances in 2022.
I used to be wanting ahead to blasting aside large battlebots with mates this yr, however as a private assault on me, Embark introduced in the present day that Arc Raiders has been delayed into 2023.
An replace from the workforce: pic.twitter.com/0J3imUtZP4August 8, 2022
“Arc Raiders is an bold sport, and we will likely be utilizing this additional time to increase the expertise, and permit it to succeed in its fullest potential,” the announcement (opens in new tab) reads. “We will likely be diving into extra particulars as quickly as we begin to take a look at the sport extra extensively with gamers.”
I blame myself for not seeing the writing on the wall. We’re in August, and that is the primary information shared in regards to the sport since December 2021. Video games are getting delayed now greater than ever, so I ought to have anticipated as a lot from Arc Raiders. If Starfield could not even preserve to its novelty launch date of 11/22/22, actually no game is safe (opens in new tab).
The excellent news is that Embark nonetheless seems to be taking signups (opens in new tab) for future Arc Raiders playtests. Hopefully we’ll begin to hear extra in regards to the primary particulars of it early subsequent yr, resembling what kind of sport Arc Raiders actually is. We all know it is primarily PvE co-op, however is it mission-based, or set in an open world? Perhaps if I preserve obsessively watching final yr’s trailer the reply will come to me.