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Open World Survival Multiplayer Game SCUM Launches Today on Steam Early Access


Publisher Devolver Digital announced that the open world survival multiplayer game SCUM will launch later today on Steam Early Access.

Built with Unreal Engine 4, SCUM features complex mechanics and survival features, far more so than your average survival game. It's been developed by Croteam (the folks behind Serious Sam and The Talos Principles) alongside Gamepires, another Croatian studio.

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According to the official Steam page, the early access phase should last a year or more, depending on player feedback.

Complex Simulation: SCUM utilizes dozens of complex systems to allow players to go as deep as they choose into the management of their character. Players can delve into the minutia of the survival experience through systems controlling their character’s metabolism, inertia during movement, and even how fast layers of clothing dry on and off the body. The devil is in the details...

Massive Landscape: Traverse and explore 144 sq km of terrain that includes dense forests, picturesque beaches, serene fields, abandoned towns, and rundown airfields. Initially, the massive terrain will be handled by foot and as development continues vehicles will be introduced for quicker movement.

PvP Network Events: Enter TEC1’s ongoing network events with a click of a button and be whisked to enclosed areas of the island for white-knuckle PvP gameplay. Volunteer for an event and be pitted against other prisoners with fame points and high value loot on the line for those that survive.

Expanding Gameplay: While the current version of SCUM already includes basic crafting, combat, and customization systems, the featureset and gameplay will continually expand to include more advanced mechanics, more variety in gameplay, and a metanarrative for players to complete missions with hopes of one day getting off the island...

Online Multiplayer: Survive with up to 64 players per server with the option to rent your own server right from the in-game menu.