Mercurysteam has revealed that its free to player shooter Spacelords will be available day one for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with this version of the game supporting native 4K and 60 fps. The cross compatibility system also means players that played the game on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to carry over their progress to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. Spacelords was originally released in 2018 for PC and consoles.
Spacelords originally started life as Raiders of the Broken Planet, a game that received some average reviews. It was then transformed by Mercurysteam into the free to play title. At the time, Game Director Enric Álvarez said:
“When we launched Raiders September last year, we hoped its low price point of 9.99 per campaign- would open it up to a large number of users, but it didn’t work as we planned. Our vision is to see our game enjoyed by millions of users for years to come and putting all of the game’s rich content into their hands for free is the way to realize it. We’ve answered our community and hope this removal of any payment barriers will build our devoted community further.”
The game has had a huge overhaul including a reworked progression system and four “lengthy” campaigns, giving players a flavour of the different characters.
Source: Press Release