1047 GAMES’ ONLINE SHOOTER SPLITGATE: ARENA WARFARE WILL LAUNCH FREE-TO-PLAY ON STEAM ON MAY 22
Experience high-speed, gravity-defying competitive multiplayer in Splitgate’s free beta weekend, now through May 6
SAN FRANCISCO – May 3, 2019 – Today 1047 Games announced that Splitgate: Arena Warfare, the fast-paced, sci-fi, competitive multiplayer first-person shooter that uses player-controlled portals to create a new dimension of arena combat, will launch for free on Windows PC via Steam on May 22, 2019.
“As Splitgate evolved, we realized that players would be best served with a free-to-play model. We want to ensure that everyone who wants to play has the opportunity to do so,” said Ian Proulx, CEO and co-founder of 1047 Games. “Rest assured this will not detract from its hyper-competitive design – all items for sale in the game are purely cosmetic.”
Splitgate: Arena Warfare evokes your favorite memories of the most-revered shooters of the past two decades, embracing the classic and familiar feel of arena multiplayer with a multi-directional twist. Splitgate: Arena Warfare’s world-bending portal mechanic lets players instantly create and link gateways around the map, encouraging and rewarding constant jetpack-boosted movement, strategic flanking and ambushes, and action that truly embraces all 360 degrees. It also looks really cool.
Players can try Splitgate: Arena Warfare’s free beta now on Steam. The beta, which runs from May 3-6, features a variety of ranked, unranked and custom games. The game will launch with a vast array of customizable options, including weapon and armor skins, jetpacks, portal guns and more; a select amount of these items will be available in the open beta. Ranks and progression will reset after the beta.
About 1047 Games
1047 Games was founded by Ian Proulx and Nicholas Bagamian in their dorm rooms at Stanford (the company was named after the address of their dorm). What started as two computer science majors putting portals into an FPS for a project demo, has now turned into a 30-person game development studio. Through their flagship game, Splitgate: Arena Warfare, 1047 Games aims to bring back the glory days of arena shooters. Head to 1047games.com or discord.gg/splitgate to learn more.