Ever wish two of your two favorite classics were combined to make an intense and fast-paced shooter? Imagine a mix between Halo and Portal and then you’ve envisioned 1047 Games’ upcoming project Splitgate: Arena Warfare that releases towards the end of this month. The multiplayer first-person-shooter is what Halo combat and graphic design would look like with Portal’s, well, portals. The team behind the game even has some development veterans from the Halo 3 days.
Focused on close-quarters combat, Splitgate: Arena Warfare has players utilize portals created by their own abilities to out maneuver and flank enemies in a split second. This twist will make the ten player versus player an exciting a new online experience for those looking to go up against other players or formidable AI. The developers at 1047 have created the game for new and veteran first-person-shooter players that also has “an infinitely high skill cap that will take players hundreds of hours to refine and master.”
The competitiveness of Splitgate will translate into a simply yet classic ranking system that goes from 1 to 50 based solely on wins and losses. This will be available to view on a worldwide leaderboard so competitors from all over the world can constantly fight to be the best of the best. They’ll have a choice between 9 different types of weapons from rail guns to battle rifles to plasma rifles.
1047 Games is subtlety calling out other games on the market with their recent post about the Splitgate beta that began today asking “Are you tired of low-killcount Battle Royale games based on RNG?” They’re trying to draw in all kinds of player versus player fans that want a taste of combat based on pure skill. The beta will be live from today through May 6.
Splitgate: Arena Warfare releases for the PC through the Steam store on May 22 with future plans to eventually come to consoles.