A new free-to-play shooter is coming to consoles next month and it includes a mechanic that might be familiar to you. Splitgate, which has been out on PC for a while, is a FPS with portals, ones that look suspiciously like they have been ripped from a certain other game.
“As a kid playing Portal for the first time many years ago, I had the idea of putting portals into an FPS game,” says Ian Proulx, co-founder and CEO of 1047 Game. “It was such an obvious idea to me that I worried a big studio would do it before I grew up and could do it myself.”
Splitgate combines fast-paced multiplayer sci-fi shooter elements with player-controlled portals. It has been lauded by critics and fans alike for adding an entirely new dimension to the FPS genre. Splitgate has enjoyed a loyal and steadfast following of players, and with recently secured funding, the studio has substantially increased the production pipeline of in-game content, while adding several talented new team members to its roster of developers, and driving new players to the game via an aggressive new marketing campaign.Along with grindable challenges, leaderboards, and over a dozen casual and competitive game modes, Splitgate launches with more than 20 maps, each with its own unique setting and play style. The maps include a research facility inside an active volcano, an underwater luxury hotel, an alien crash site, a futuristic treehouse, an abandoned mine, and much more. Each map has its own look and feel and plays differently, rewarding players for adapting their tactics in the fast-paced, portal-filled combat that only Splitgate offers.