PC Release for “The Cycle” Now Exclusive to Epic Games Store

Independent developer Yager (Spec Ops: The Line, Dreadnought) have announced the PC version for The Cycle will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

The sci-fi shooter, which is launching sometime later this year, had previously been set for a Steam release (and also held several closed alpha tests via the platform).

There’s another three-day alpha test planned for the Epic Games Store, which you can sign up for here.

Featured above, you can view a new gameplay trailer from this year’s Game Developers Conference. Here is a brief overview of the game:

The Cycle is a match-based first-person shooter with an emphasis on PvPvE action, completing jobs, gearing up with new weapons and powers, out-scoring other players and making it off the planet alive. On the exotic alien frontier of Fortuna III, you’ll compete against and – if you choose – team up with other Prospectors to harvest resources, defeat hostile lifeforms and make your fortune before the world, your rivals or even your so-called allies kill you.

It’s up to you how to stake your claim: go it alone, form squads with friends or make uneasy temporary alliances with strangers. The Cycle delivers a competitive multiplayer experience where everyone can survive, but how you choose to manage your time on Fortuna III can have a big impact. Completing your own objectives will give you more points on the leaderboard, but knocking off your opponents is a surefire way to make sure they don’t get any higher either.

The Cycle also has console versions planned.

Brandon Orselli


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