You can watch the gameplay and an interview with lead producer Brynley Gibson below:The pre-beta footage shows how players will ride drop-pods to to the Earth’s surface, collect objectives by blasting them into the atmosphere, and fight off hordes of horrific dinosaurs with increasingly powerful weaponry (including mini-guns, cluster grenades and environmental hazards).
It’s absurdly gory (these dinosaurs fall apart nice and easily), and explosions take a leaf out of Just Cause’s book – not just spectacular, large, and frequent, but incredibly noisy to boot. The interview above also covers everything from weapon upgrades, to how dinosaur mutations were chosen, to objectives (both necessary and optional), and the game’s approach to contained maps, rather than an open world.
Second Extinction – 13 Screenshots
Systemic Reaction is currently collecting sign-ups for a PC closed beta this summer, and you can apply now.
Confirmed for PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox One (with no set release date right now), Second Extinction allows for 3 player co-op in its “short but intense combat operations” against everything from electric raptors to freakishly enlarged T-Rexes.
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