Dauntless launched at this time and it is absolutely cross-play suitable
It is the primary day of the remainder of Dauntless‘ life. The creature-slaying co-op recreation has launched throughout PS4, Xbox One, and PC by way of the Epic Video games Retailer. Higher but, there’s full cross-play help. You will get your war-pike-wielding slayer located on a console after which proceed the place you left off on PC. Or perhaps you are extra of a sequence blades sort of individual? No matter. That is irrelevant. Simply stick collectively and attempt to play good. It is a far-too-rare deal with for these three platforms to crew up collectively like this.
“Once we first began speaking about [having a system to allow cross-play and cross-progression in Dauntless], we knew it was a very audacious purpose,” stated Phoenix Labs co-founder Jesse Houston. “Nobody has ever launched on console with full cross-play help from the beginning, however we believed in our imaginative and prescient and, fortunately, our associates at Epic Video games, Sony, and Microsoft did too.”
Simply so you understand what you are moving into, it is a free-to-play, microtransaction-supported launch. There is a Hunt Cross not in contrast to what we have seen seem in Fortnite and different battle royale titles. In brief, you may stage up the cross (which is available in a free primary tier and a paid-for Elite tier) to earn rewards.
Phoenix additionally touched up the character creator, the storefront-browsing expertise, and participant mobility, the latter of which ought to assist Dauntless really feel extra fluid. “A brand new factor – Terra – has been added to the aetheric spectrum, bringing steadiness to frost, blaze, and shock aether. Koshai, Kharabak, and Skarn have adopted this new factor and have developed new strengths and weaknesses to match.”
If that free-to-play construction sounds palatable, you need to quickly uncover the fun of the monster-hunting life. Teaming up, taking down behemoths, crafting higher gear, and doing all of it once more – it is fairly the intoxicating loop. All it takes is that one proper recreation at that one proper time to attract you in.
Dauntless has been sitting on the periphery for people preferring to not tangle with early entry or betas, and with Monster Hunter‘s meaty Iceborne growth not dropping till September, the hunt beckons. It will not be a correct alternative, however from the seems to be of issues, there’s an keen viewers.
Greater than something, it is nice seeing a recreation tout true cross-platform development.