Wired Productions and indie developer Tomas Sala have announced a beta for their new feathered combat game, The Falconeer, which is coming to PC and Xbox One later this year, and will be a day one launch title of Xbox Series X.
Here’s more on the game
The Falconeer is a new take on air combat. A 3rd person game that puts you in control of a Falconeer, an airborne warrior. Using ranged weapons the game still holds true to classic dog fighting mechanics but adds twists such as acrobatics and crazy line up of enemies to take on. You’ll fight other Falconeer’s, but also large lumbering airships, flying beetles, manta rays and off course the dragon-like weavers.
The story revolves around a singular conflict, but as a player you’ll get to play and experience it from as many angles as you want, offering you access to all the factions involved.
The Falconeer is an open-world game. Meaning that a reasonable chunk of the Ursee can be explored and engaged freely. With different factions and their settlements and bases responding to your actions and faction allegiance.
You will need to survive and earn soulshards the currency of the Ursee, to improve your gear and mount, but also to keep your faction on top in the struggle to control the Ursee.
In our hands on preview Tef wrote “The scope and scale of The Falconeer is stunning on several levels. Not only is it putting a fantasy spin on the untapped aerial dogfighting genre, but it’s doing so in an open world filled with lore, clashing factions, and stunning visuals. To think all of this is the work of just one guy makes it all the more impressive.” You can read the full preview here.
For more info on the PC Beta, and to register your interest head to https://discord.gg/falconeer where players will be able to enlist in their first flight as a Falconeer.
Source: Press release