Samar Studio has announced today that The Front, an open-world survival crafting shooter game coming to PC later this year, will enter into Closed Beta from September 3rd to September 8th. Players can sign up to join the beta now at playthefront.com or on Steam.
The Front takes place in a post-apocalyptic sandbox landscape populated with zombie-like mutants and hostile factions. In another reality, a tyrannical empire has conquered the world and enforced a global “citizen” policy. Using monitoring devices, a ruthless will to kill, and advanced technology, the empire seeks to change mankind forever. Already stripped of their freedom, faith, and in many cases, life, humans are on the verge of losing that which they call home. The surviving members of humanity’s resistance turn their hope to time travel technology to return to the past and correct the course of history.
On the war-torn land of The Front, players will engage imperial forces, exiles, and rebels in an epic battle that determines the fate of humanity. In their fight to rewrite the world’s future, players will explore ruins and enemy areas, craft weapons and equipment, build structures and settlements, pilot vehicles, battle the elements, and contend with fearsome foes. An open world 36km² in size lies before players, featuring multiple distinct biomes, each with its own resources and ecosystem.
Danger lurks everywhere in The Front, and players will need to work together to survive. Building a base with adequate defenses is important, but trustworthy friends can mean the difference between death and survival when exploring the world to scour for resources and hundreds of crafting formulas — especially when fighting off waves of enemies. Players have access to a variety of different building modules and over 100 different components to build electrical systems, irrigation systems, automated defenses, traps, and more.
Features and Gameplay
- A realistic day/night cycle and ten different types of weather, including blizzards, fog, and thunderstorms
- An arsenal of modern weapons customizable with attachments like sights, grips, and tactical flashlights
- A wide array of land, air, and sea vehicles that can be augmented with additional armor and weapons
- Ten distinct survival conditions, including hunger, thirst, hypothermia, and infection
- Formidable and varied enemies with unique characteristics, such as high HP or the ability to self-detonate and unleash devastating toxic clouds
Signup for The Front Closed Beta begins September 3rd at 14:00 UTC through playthefront.com or via Steam’s Playtest function and is open to everyone. The beta will run until September 8th for a total of five days, with servers available in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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