Several veterans of DICE have decided to form a new studio, Embark Studios. And now we have seen a glimpse of their debut title, Arc Raiders, revealed at The Game Awards.
Arc Raiders is a free-to-play third-person shooter. Set in a desolate land of sorts, you’ll be teaming up together with other players to take on giant enemies, all while a song by Swedish pop star Robyn plays- but that’s probably just for this reveal trailer.
A chirpy pop song of all things to accommodate this shooting game’s reveal? An inspired choice, no joke.
While not shown in the trailer and not emphasised as much in the press release, there is mention of looting. Is this a looter-shooter? Possibly, but Embark doesn’t want Arc Raiders to be tied to that genre name yet. For now, Arc Raiders do be channelling that Star Wars Battlefront vibes, but now running in Unreal Engine.
“We started Embark Studios three years ago with a blank canvas and some big ideas. Today, that canvas is a lot less blank and those ideas are becoming realities,” said Patrick Söderlund, co-founder and CEO of Embark Studios.
“With this reveal, we want to celebrate gameplay and give players more than a hint of how ARC Raiders looks and what it feels like to play. Ultimately for a co-op action game like ARC Raiders, that’s what matters the most. We look forward to sharing more about the game in the coming months.”
Embark Studios is owned fully by publisher Nexon.
Arc Raiders will be free-to-play when it launches in 2022 for the PS5, PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), and Xbox Series X|S.