Embark Studios’ The Finals closed beta begins March 7th

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Embark Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for its team shooter The Finals and said it will be running a two-week closed beta from March 7-21.

Players can join the first wave of contestants in the ultimate virtual fighting game by signing up for playtesting through Steam.

Finals is still a work in progress, and beta participants should expect plenty of tweaks, changes, and additions based on feedback.

The title is a free-to-play team shooter wrapped in a game format. It pushes environmental dynamism, destruction and player freedom to extremes.


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It’s like Hunger Gamesbut has also been inspired by entertainment such as Squid game, Battle Royale, American Gladiators, RunnerFormula 1, Smash TV and other dystopian survival stories.

In this case, players compete for a chance at wealth in the Finals, which represents the pinnacle of competition after the tournaments escalate. The game features four teams of three players each, all competing against each other in shooter combat.

Contestants battle it out on virtual playgrounds based on some of the world’s most iconic places. The one in the video is the old town of Monaco, which, believe it or not, I have visited in real life. I’ll have to see if I recognize any of the parts.

These arenas are immersive and fully destructible, powered by Embark’s new server-side destruction and movement system that ensures every player experiences the same effect on the world at the same time – whether it’s a piece of furniture falling apart or an entire building it collapses.

“Many of us at Embark have been building first-person shooters for more than two decades, but just when we thought we were done with the genre, we unlocked a developer’s Holy Grail,” Rob Runesson, executive producer of The Finals, said in a statement. “With destruction and server-side traffic, almost everything in The Finals can be destroyed. We want to breathe new life into a genre that has frankly become a bit monotonous, and we’re looking forward to trying out Finals with a large number of players to see if
agree, so we can continue to improve the experience before launch.”

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