Breach is a new free-to-play action RPG from former BioWare developers
Breach is a new free-to-play, asymmetrical action RPG from Austin, Texas-based QC Games, a studio made up of former BioWare developers who parted with the company a few years ago and decided to strike it out on their own.
The story is set in near-future where modern Earth has collided with a parallel dimension. Mixing up elements of high fantasy and cyberpunk technology, you take on the role of a Veil Demon, a dungeon master diety of sorts where you are able to lay your own traps, set up different obstacles, and control all the monsters in the corridors.
Aside from the Veil Demon, the game will allow up to four other players the opportunity to choose their role from several highly-customizable classes. Since it is a free-to-play title, expect to see future updates where more classes and builds are added to keep the game fresh.
Here's a rundown provided by the developer:
In Breach, players can choose from dozens of classes with endless customization options and the ability to switch to any class at any time. From the explosive Gunslinger that mixes magic with technology, to the time-bending abilities of the Chronomancer, all the way to the aerial juggling combos of the Auros Gladiator, there’s a play style for every kind of gamer in Breach. In addition to customizing the perfect hero, players can take on the role of the main antagonist, the Veil Demon. Conjure traps, summon elite creatures, and use the power of possession to control enemies including massive boss monsters to prevent heroes from completing mission objectives!
“In Breach, a big focus was to have a constant pace of intense action for any class you want to play,” states Gabe Amatangelo, Game Director and Chief Creative Officer for QC Games. “The combinations of different classes and player styles will create various squad tactics making each play session truly unique. And if you have a human player controlling the Veil Demon, the Breach experience becomes even more dynamic and challenging.”
70,000 years ago, humanity was on the verge of extinction until a group of Immortals created the Veil, splitting Earth into two realities: one reality that features the Earth we know, and an alternate Earth where mythological creatures thrive. Now the Veil has been shattered and the two worlds are collapsing into each other with catastrophic consequences. Players take control of heroes who have been imbued with “The Spark” to master magical abilities. Travel across the world to iconic locations that have been breached by this mystical parallel Earth and clash against legendary mythological enemies as well as an unexplained malevolent spirit, the Veil Demon.
Check out the announcement trailer for Breach below:
Here also are the first screenshots and artwork for Breach:
Breach will enter Steam Early Access later this year with a full release scheduled for sometime in 2019. Interested players who want to hop on the technical alpha and early access tests when they become available can visit the official website.