If you were a fan of the classic Halo games, then chances are you’ve also heard of Splitgate: a sci-fi arena shooter that introduces portals to the mix, letting players zip around the map effortlessly for all kinds of reality-warping shenanigans. Recently, the game’s developers, 1047 Games, shared some exciting news: The team has just raised around $100 million in funding!
We have just raised $100 MILLION to continue our journey as an independent, community-first game studio.
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— Splitgate – Season 0 (@Splitgate) September 14, 2021
This means a whole lot for the future of Splitgate, which is already averaging over 20,000 players on Steam Charts alone. In a statement from CEO Ian Proulx, it’s been confirmed that 1047 will be using the money to hire more developers for their team to pump out better, more frequent content for Splitgate. As reported by Gamespot, He also made sure to emphasize that 1047 Games would remain a “community-first” studio. As reported by Gamesindustry, 1047 Games is now valued at $1.5 billion, which sure isn’t bad for an indie game studio.
When Splitgate comes out of beta and launches 1.0, it will be a truly historic launch beyond anything we previous could have dreamed of.
So, what can players expect for the future now that the developers are flushed with cash? Among other plans, 1047 Games has tweeted that their game will have Halo’s Forge mode before Halo: Infinite does.
Splitgate will have forge mode before Halo Infinite.
(Sorry in advance Halo fans, we love you but we had to)
— Splitgate – Season 0 (@Splitgate) September 15, 2021
This mode was a fan favorite in older Halo games that allows the player to build their own maps and modes. In its’ best forms, Forge mode was the perfect sandbox, offering creative freedom that resulted in some seriously amazing matches. Splitgate will be adding portals to the mix, which can only make things better. The game’s already pulled in plenty, and adding a practically endless mode can only make it more addictively chaotic. The developers have even stated in another tweet that they might consider adding a battle royale mode, which would really bring things full circle.
Splitgate is free-to-play on Xbox, Playstation, and PC.