The folks over at Embark Studios have released a teaser to their new destructive free-to-play FPS game called The Finals.
Led by ex-EA boss Patrick Söderlund and ex-DICE developers, Embark Studios have been working on a couple of new IPs, one of which is a co-op robo shooter dubbed Arc Raiders. Two weeks ago, Embark announced that it has delayed Arc Raiders because they want to focus on the release of their other game. That game is The Finals. A free-to-play, destruction-heavy FPS was announced at the GamesCom Opening Night Live show.
It seems that the game is expected to be a competitive shooter themed around a game show that focuses on reshaping its maps to fit your needs. Embark describes it as a game where “if you think something will work, it probably will.”
Matches take place in “virtual arenas based on iconic real-world locations that contestants can alter, exploit, and even destroy in chaotic PvP matches”. Imagine something like Rainbow 6 Siege except a little bit more animated and colourful.
When September comes around, Embark should have a little more to say about the game, especially because that’s when the first closed playtest is happening.
You can sign up for that right now on the game’s Steam page. The page currently lists the game as “coming soon,” but considering Arc Raiders got pushed to 2023 to give this shooter more room, The Finals may be out for real by the end of the year.