Here are 8 minutes of gameplay from Outpost, the game with the crazy trailer

In April, during the Enter the Dragon showcase highlighting games from China coming to Steam, we really enjoyed the first trailer for a game tentatively titled Outpost. Its bombastic mix of casual missile launches, sudden changes between FPS and RTS, stacks of artillery, mechs, hordes of enemies, and then a swarm of robots straight out of The Matrix Revolutions, really tickled our imaginations.

just like a second trailer during the Future Games Show, which featured more zombie burning and stop-motion base building, we also saw eight minutes of gameplay. It’s full of warnings that this footage comes from playtesting, “uses placeholder features” and “does not represent final quality”, but it gives a clearer idea than Outpost, or whatever it’s called – hopefully don’t be a name that’s already been used by two other games – it will actually play like.

This footage, which clearly comes from a tutorial, shows a player armed with an Eclipse rifle going out to collect resources. There’s walljumping and crouching, but there’s not much need for that as the player shoots zombies – sorry, mutants – that have made their way into the underground area.

When the player is instructed to “Catch a protoslag Pyro”, they can upgrade their rifle, choosing between light bullets for faster firing and pyrological rounds that set enemies on fire. The tutorial text “open protomag and use protoslag to increase projectile power” is the most video game thing I’ve read lately.

After returning to base, they press M to enter command mode, and this is where it gets interesting. Unlike Natural Selection where one player is stuck being the commander who handles all the construction and such, it seems like you can go into construction mode whenever you are within range of an outpost and start crafting ammo or building turrets. and tesla coils and so on.

After a few rounds of defending against scorpion-like creatures with glowing tails, the Matrix swarms descend and all goes to hell. While a little understated compared to the presumably more over-the-top end-game stuff we saw in the first trailer, I think this could be a fun first-person tower defense co-op game like Sanctum, Orcs Must Die, or Fortnite: Save. the World, only with more RTS on the side.

Outpost, still a working title, does not yet have a release date. He has one Steam Page (opens in new tab)it is a discord server (opens in new tab).

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