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ARC Raiders release date speculation, story, gameplay

If you want to know about the ARC Raiders release date, we have everything revealed so far about the new extraction shooter coming to PS5, Xbox, and PC.

ARC Raiders release date: Character imposed in front of a background in ARC Raiders

When is the ARC Raiders release date? The upcoming title from Embark Studios sets you in a beautiful world that is also extremely lethal, as you take on both machines and other humans to survive. And many are still waiting for the game to arrive years after its first reveal.

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. We hope that the game lands a spot on our best free PS5 games and best free Xbox games when it does arrive, but for now, here’s when to expect it to launch.

ARC Raiders release dates speculation

ARC Raiders is likely to release in 2024 for PS5, Xbox, and PC, due to the fact that Embark Studios has changed the direction of the game from a co-op experience to a PvPvE extraction shooter, as was confirmed in a blog post from Embark Studios on Medium.

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”. Embark Studios also has another game called The Finals, which is currently in beta stages, and The Finals release date is still unconfirmed.

ARC Raiders Story

After people have fled to the underground colony of Speranza, you are a Raider, enlisted to fight and protect others as machines roam the world above. The remaining survivors are in need of vital supplies, and you’ll need to be daring enough to leave the safety of the colony to save their lives.

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 PvPvE third-person extraction 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.

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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.