Spec Ops: The Line Dev Announces FPS The Cycle for Consoles, PC

Spec Ops: The Line Dev Announces FPS The Cycle for Consoles, PC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 August 2018 / 2,274 Views

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager announced a match-based first-person shooter, The Cycle. It will launch first for Windows PC and later for consoles.

View a trailer of the game below:

Here is an overview of the game:

■ Game Overview

A New Frontier

Welcome to Fortuna III. Far as we can tell, this rock was terraformed by aliens a long time ago. The Federation tried colonizing it, but the Cycle put an end to that. We’re talking world-spanning storms that kill anything dumb enough to set foot planetside and these storms are happening more often than not.

Your Home: Prospect Station

Your home is a spinning collection of tin cans known as Prospect Station. The main thing going for it is that it’s not the surface. It ain’t pretty, but no one said life on the frontier was going to be easy.

Your Role: Contracts

You put up with this junk for one reason: to get rich. The planet’s full of exotic materials that the major galactic factions pay serious credits for. When the Cycle breaks, that’s your window to get down there and get to work. Just watch out for the competition – the long arm of the law doesn’t reach out this far.

Your Gear: You Decide

Cash in your contracts and those same factions will set you up with some shiny gear. They’ve got big guns, little guns, medium guns, and a collection of gadgetry that’d make your jaw drop. Getting the job done is whole lot easier when you’ve got a jetpack and a laser cannon at your side.

■ FAQ

What is The Cycle about?

The Cycle is a match-based FPS where you compete to fulfill contracts (quests) during a match that lasts approximately 20 mins. Staying on the planet for longer than that is bad for your health.

When does the Closed Alpha start?

In the next few weeks. We’re currently feature complete for Alpha and busy wrapping up final testing.

How many players during a match?

20 players and lots more alien monsters, plus some cute Fortuna III native wildlife.

What platforms will it be released on?

Initially only on PC, but we plan to bring it to consoles at a later date.

Will it be on Steam?

It certainly will be. The Alpha Test build is already on Steam and the game page will be live soon.

What languages will be supported during the Closed Alpha test phase?

Initially, the game will be available in English and German. Later, we will be supporting Russian and Chinese languages.

How long have you been working on it?

We started prototyping last year, but development started fully at the beginning of this year.


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

loy310 (on 20 July 2018)

looking forward to more


The Fury (on 23 July 2018)

Sounds good. Lots of odd comments, you guys know Yager made Dreadnaught, right? a MP Space game?


Liquid_faction (on 21 July 2018)

What wasted potential. Any developer can make a multiplayer game, but only some developers have the balls to create a scene like killing civilians with White Phosphorus.


bettergetdave (on 20 July 2018)

Looks very impressive and sounds interesting. Disappointed I won't get a shot at on console anytime soon. I will watch and wait though.


PhatChips (on 22 July 2018)

Multiplayer's where it's at, bunch of whiners


Valdath (on 21 July 2018)

Why multiplayer? boring, give me another great SP game like Spec Ops. What a waste.


StriderKiwi (on 21 July 2018)

Not to mention the multiplayer in Spec Ops was bad.


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Errorist76 (on 21 July 2018)

Looks great...Yager was best at storytelling though. That their talent seems to go to just another multiplayer shooter.


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 20 July 2018)

Looks like Horizon: Zero Dawn