Phoenix Labs’ free to play online co-op monster hunting game Dauntless has been in development for quite a while, having been announced well before Monster Hunter: World proved the wider mainstream appeal of the previously niche action RPG series and its imitators.
After a stay in open beta on PC for the last year, they’ve now announced that the game will be getting a full release on 21st May, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store in the process.
Similar to other games in the series, you head out into an open world to hunt down large beasts – called Behemoths in this game’s canon – harvesting the resources from them and using these to help level up.
Through the open beta, the game has already gone through several seasons of content, and the full launch will mark its fifth, titled Hidden Blades.To celebrate, Phoenix Labs will be transforming the world with a Moon Blossom Festival with thematic gear for players to earn.
The main campaign has been given an overhauls, chaning questing, crafting and the communal aspects of the game. A new Mastery system was recently added in the open beta, and that will hold through to the full game, giving players a way to refine skills, earn experience, and acquire new rewards, chasing the mastery for each Behemoth and weapon.
Source: press release