Quantum League, here we go again – Still Brewing
What do we know so far?
Who are behind Quantum League?
Quantum League is being both developed and published by Nimble Giant Entertainment. The team have been behind a few other Steam Games including Champions of Regnum an MMORPG. And Drone Strike Force an arena combat shooter centered around drone-based combat.
What kind of game will it be?
The developers are calling the genre “Time-Paradox Shooter”. Essentially it’s an arena shooter, which you may recall above that the team has experience there. But it has a unique mechanic that really sets it apart from other games. This is where the time-paradox comes in. Boiling it down the game is either 1v1 or 2v2 fights consisting of short rounds that get progressively more chaotic.
Where will we find it?
The game is set to be released in all the usual places. We have a Steam release for Windows PC pending. As well as PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for the world of console gaming. There is no word yet on the possibility of cross-play between the consoles or console to PC. But at the same time that means nothing has been ruled out at this stage either.
When can we get it?
The game has been in development for a number of years now, even receiving a name-change and a complete art-style overhaul. But all that waiting time is about to be over now. Quantum League is set to launch into Early Access on Steam on May 26th. Assuming we don’t hit any time-paradoxes before then.
More info required!
Going into a little more detail than before on the gameplay. While the matches are 1v1 or 2v2 they are also team-based. How can this be possible? Well, that’s the time-paradox element. As mentioned above the games will consist of short rounds. But during these rounds you’ll also be setting things up for the future. Because each run you do is remembered and replayed on the next round. So you’ll have to coordinate with a team of yourself to outplay your opponent and their time clones. From the information available at this stage it seems there will be a few game-modes, to begin with. With the main one being the classic node-control.
However, the replay mechanic does leave the developers open to create some really wild and unique game modes too. They could even include some puzzle elements like Timelie or Portal, merged with their FPS gameplay. Nimble Giant Entertainment have been refining the game for a while now. They have done Alpha and Beta tests so far and feel they are ready for Early Access. But it’s not just the gameplay they have been working on. With the early days of the game looking far more gritty and dark than the now brighter art-style. The new art-style has become quite popular with younger gamers since games like Fortnite and Darwin Project have taken off.
But overall, the main takeaway from this game is that there are still innovations for older genres like arena FPS. And that’s something to smile about.
We here at Sip Read Repeat hope to bring you a full review when we can. Check back later and keep gaming and drinking (coffee).
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