Today, we’ll be going over the new FPS game Shatterline, which just entered early-access on Steam and is gunning to be the best free-to-play game in its genre.
Shatterline entered early access
Shatterline, a new free-to-play first-person shooter by Frag Lab, has entered early access on Steam after years of development and numerous difficulties. Although Frag Lab claims on its website that its crew includes seasoned professionals, Shatterline is the studio’s debut release. Even in the best of circumstances, creating and releasing a game is challenging, but Frag Lab encountered several additional, potentially fatal obstacles along the road.
Frag Lab is situated in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the team had challenges not just in finishing development while war raged around the country, but also in self-publishing the game when development was complete. The publisher known for MMOs and free-to-play games, Wargaming, and Frag Lab were previously partners. However, the relationship appears to have dissolved because the team announced on Twitter that they successfully finished the game and put it in early access without help from a publisher.
Shatterline is a hybrid FPS arena game, according to Frag Lab, containing roguelike co-op and several PvP modes, such as conquest and escort. It has a whopping 25 interchangeable weapons and eight agents.
As with any such endeavors, the game’s early access debut was a little bumpy, but just hours after the Steam game launched, Frag Lab already has repairs and modifications in the pipeline based on user feedback. Shatterline is proving to be more popular than the company anticipated, therefore dealing with server limitations is the biggest concern, the team stated on Twitter.
The standard balances and progression modifications are additional concerns. On September 9, Frag Lab will be releasing the first hotfix for the game while the game will be unavailable for a bit.
More people than Frag Lab anticipated enjoyed the game, and feedback on the issues and solutions has been mostly favorable thus far. The development team is collaborating closely with the community to help customize the experience and answer the most urgent concerns that players have as they get adjusted to the game, much like they did when Splitgate originally launched.
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