Hi-Rez Studios, behind titles like Smite and Tribes: Ascend has just released a brand new shooter.
Rogue Company is a third-person shooter that has just been included in a paid beta. This title was developed by a new team at Hi-Rez called First Watch Games.
What can we expect from Rogue Company?
Rogue Company is a stylish, action-packed shooter with an “action film flair”. This is a tactical shooter game that allows players to qualify as the Rogue Company’s elite agent to defeat villains and save the world.
Stew Chisam, President of Hi-Rez Studios, said they wanted to develop a game that contained all the ingredients of great shooter games and yet offered something different. He described it as “immediately familiar, but refreshing and unique”.
Rogue Company has several different multiplayer modes so far. The first is extraction, a 4v4 mode in which one team has to hack a target and the other team has to defend it. Another multiplayer mode is the 2v2 mode called Wingman, but there aren’t many details on that yet. We expect more modes to be added over time.
Three different versions available
You can now purchase the early access version of Rogue Company from the Epic Games Store. While this may be a free title when it is finally released, there are three different versions that you can purchase today.
- Starter Founder Pack – $ 14.99 ($ 14.99)
- Standard Founder Pack – $ 29.99 ($ 29.99 / £ 24.99)
- Ultimate Founder’s Pack – $ 59.99 ($ 59.99 / £ 49.99)
If you buy one of the packages, you will not only get early access to this game, but also a number of different extras, including additional playable characters, emotes, outfits and other cosmetics.
All founder packages offer players:
- Early access to the Rogue Company
- Six core villains to choose from: Dima, Dallas, Ronin, Anvil, Trench and Saint
- Squad Unlocked – 2 bonus villains from the Founder’s Pack: Phantom and Chaac
- Rare founder spray
- Epic superstar dance emote
- Rare Speed Demon Ronin outfit
- Epic Solar Flare Weapon Wrap
The standard founder package also includes:
- Six other villains, including Chaac, Dahlia, Gl1tch, Lancer, Phantom, Scorch, Talon and Vy
- Rare extermination chaac outfit.
If you want to enjoy the full Rogue Company experience, the Ultimate Founder’s Pack also includes:
- Exclusive outfits
- 1500 rogue bucks for the game
During the beta, First Watch Games will “test everything from core gameplay to server functionality in the coming weeks and months.” You can learn a little more about the closed beta in her recently released video below.
Available across platforms
Rogue Company is available for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One and offers full cross-play functionality for those who like to change platforms or want to play with people on different platforms.
Chris Larson, Executive Producer, said: “We are proud to launch on four platforms on the same day – a first for Hi-Rez Studios. From day one, we bring together a huge community of cross-platform gunslingers and deliver an ever-growing list of mercenaries, game modes, weapons, and devices. “
Scott Lussier, leading game designer, said: “Starting today, Rogue Company players can play with their friends regardless of the platform. Regardless of whether you play on Switch, PC, PS4 or Xbox One, players enjoy the same intense third-person action with at least 60 fps. “
What do you think about the launch and gameplay trailers? Do you think you will buy the closed beta, or are you waiting for the final release? Let us know in the comments.