The sport that was known as Geneshift is now known as Gene Shift Auto (opens in new tab). As Nik Nak Studios, which is to say solo developer Ben Johnson, explains, it is modified dramatically sufficient throughout improvement and early entry to warrant a brand new identify.
When launched as Geneshift, “It did not have cops, missions, the megamap, talent drafting, distributors and even the BR recreation mode!” Johnson writes. “We’re enjoying a very totally different recreation, extra of a sequel actually, and a brand new identify will assist talk to all of the previous followers simply how a lot has modified.”
It’s going to even be free-to-play as of November 28, after beforehand being priced at $15/£11.40. “This transfer to F2P will deliver way more gamers into our group”, Johnson writes. “We could have fuller servers, extra members within the discord, and you may invite your mates to play without spending a dime!”
We spoke to Johnson in 2017, when he’d simply spent two years engaged on his recreation whereas staying in youth hostels abroad. The highest-down shooter impressed by his love of Grand Theft Auto 2 and Soldat had a fluid identify from the beginning, starting as a demo known as Subvein earlier than going up for approval on Steam Greenlight underneath the identify Mutant Factions. Alongside the best way it reworked from a singleplayer/co-op recreation of arcade crime chaos to turn out to be a battle royale performed in three ultra-quick five-minute rounds, with roguelike development. Which is kind of a shift.
The story marketing campaign remains to be accessible to gamers who personal the deluxe edition DLC (opens in new tab), and that can stay true after the bottom model goes free-to-play. To entry it it’s worthwhile to arrange a customized server foyer because the host, after which choose “marketing campaign” earlier than clicking on “create recreation”. When Gene Shift Auto turns into free-to-play on November 28 the deluxe version will nonetheless be on sale for a similar worth, and anybody who owns it already will nonetheless have entry to every little thing in it.
Gene Shift Auto is out there on Steam (opens in new tab).