A ton of new games made their debut at The Game Awards 2021, but one of the most exciting next-generation games was ARC Raiders, a new first-person shooter from former EA and DICE developers and executives. But, what do we know about the game since its captivating reveal trailer set to Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’? Read on to know more about Embark Studios’ first title as a studio ahead of the ARC Raiders release date.
Announced at The Game Awards 2021, ARC Raiders is a sci-fi third-person shooter that pits you against AI robotic enemies who are falling from orbit relentlessly with no signs of slowing down. With weapons, gear, and equipment, you and your fellow squadmates and friends will need to team up and use the environment to your advantage to take out the threats.
ARC Raiders release dates speculation
ARC Raiders is set to release in 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and will be free-to-play.
Originally the game was set to release in 2022, but the studio delayed the game in August 2022 to use the extra time to “expand the experience and allow it to reach its fullest potential”. More details will be revealed soon, once Embark Studios are ready to share more with players and begin testing.
The game will not release for last-generation consoles.
ARC Raiders Story
The set-up to ARC Raiders’ story is that you are a Raider, enlisted to fight and resist mechanised threats from ARC that are descending from the skies.
It isn’t clear if the game is set on a futuristic version of Earth or a distant planet in space, but more details will likely be shared as we get closer to launch.
ARC Raiders gameplay
ARC Raiders is a PvE third-person shooter where you and your friends team up and use tools and gadgets, as well as weapons to take on the aforementioned robotic threats.
Within the gameplay trailer we see traversal tools like a jetpack, and gear like a grenade launcher. A press release also reveals that the game will have loot to collect and that you will be able to use the game’s physics system to your advantage.
That’s all we know about the ARC Raiders release date. More will be seen from Embark Studios’ first game in 2023, but for now be sure to catch up on other new-gen games, including the upcoming PS5 games and upcoming Xbox Series X games that you should keep an eye on.