MercurySteam’s New Game Is Raiders of the Broken Planet, an “Online Multiplayer Asymmetric Adventure”


UPDATE: the press release is finally out, giving us a lot more information on the game, scheduled for release later this year. Here's the most relevant excerpt.

In the Lira Constellation, light years from Earth lies a Broken Planet. Long ago, its inhabitants discovered a powerful ability enhancing substance called Aleph. Today, this Broken Planet is home to the entire Universe’s intergalactic scum and criminal lowlife. All are here to wrest control of the Aleph and thereby control the Universe.

Raiders of the Broken Planet is a Multiplayer Online Asymmetric Adventure: Fight the invaders teaming up with other Raiders, or turn the tables and storm into battle with those invaders  fighting at your side!

With its distinctive blend of shooting, brawling and thinking man’s strategy,Raiders of the Broken Planet is a mouth watering proposition to gamers looking for an immersive, cinematic story coupled with intense and epic action.

MercurySteam is also announcing that it will be self-publishing the game as an independent for the first time. The powerful story driven narrative will be delivered episodically, with each part selling at an extremely low and attractive price point. A company spokesman commented “We saw an exciting opportunity with this title to take advantage of digital distribution and offer the game at a much lower entry point than would otherwise have been possible. This model also allows us to work closely with gamers to create something that they can help shape too.”

With this in mind, the company is planning multiple beta programs where players can get in early and help drive the games development. The new teaser site launched today allows players eager to get involved to sign up for the forthcoming beta program and find out the latest information on the games development.

ORIGINAL STORY: A couple of months ago, we reported that MercurySteam and Dave Cox were about to unveil a new game. That took longer than we thought, but the veil finally came off today and the title is Raiders of the Broken Planet. The game has been described as an "epic online multiplayer asymmetric adventure" on MercurySteam's Facebook page.

There's already a sign-up for beta on PC, but Dave Cox confirmed on Twitter that the game will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One too. We'll update the story as more details are revealed.