1047 Games has officially released the fast-paced, sci-fi, competitive multiplayer first-person shooter Splitgate: Arena Warfare. The Halo meets Portal shooter is free to download on Windows PC via Steam, Splitgate was originally supposed to launch on May 22nd but was delayed two days to polish up the game. The game uses player-controlled portals to create a new dimension of arena combat.
The game is obviously free, but there is a Splitgate: Arena Warfare Founder’s Edition which includes cosmetic bonuses like the exclusive Dweller armor set, four additional Dweller skins, exclusive M90 weapon skin, five bonus SWAG packs and more for only $19.99 on Steam.
“Splitgate evokes your favorite memories of gaming’s most-revered shooters, embracing the classic feel of close-quarters arena action with a multi-directional twist. Create portals strategically around the map to cross huge distances and outmaneuver your foes in the blink of an eye. Designed with intuitive controls for both FPS newcomers and veterans to pick up and play, Splitgate’s near-limitless skill cap lets you pull off jaw-dropping, gif-worthy plays once mastered, rewarding constant jetpack movement, flanking and 360-degree ambushes.”
On Tuesday, May 28 1047 Games teamed up with Twitch for the Twitch Rivals: Splitgate: Arena Warfare Tournament featuring 16 teams consisting of four streamers each competing live for the chance to win $50,000. Splitgate is growing fast and there will be a booth at DreamHack Dallas next week May 31 – June 2 and it’s very clear that 1047 Games wants to push esports hard into this game.
While at PAX East 2019 we got to meet the developers and got to play the game on PC with mouse and keyboard and of course with a controller. You can read our impressions about the Halo meets Portal game here.