Oasis Games has announced a futuristic sports game Steel Circus reminiscent of Rocket League, although it is played from an isometric perspective. The game will feature multiple characters, and no paid crates or loot.
According to the information on the official website, Steel Circus will be a competitive multiplayer hero sports game set against a dystopian backdrop in the year 2350. The first vibes you get from it will probably be Rocket League as the art style is quite enough. Similar and players are working with their teams and unconventional ways of scoring goals.
The titular Steel Circus refers to the championships in which players will participate, with tradition dictating that champions will represent their ethnic groups in the hope of bringing them honor and glory. Speaking of which, four champions have been revealed so far – Shani, Lochlan, Schröder and Cap-x02.
Shani is the most important character in the trailer above, and she will excel at quick movements, while also creating what appear to be lightweight constructions to help her navigate the terrain. Lochlan is a robust Scottish man whose family has played the sport for generations, and Schröder is a mysterious person who is said to be the only one to have left Saturn for over 50 years.
The remaining revealed champion is the robot, Cap-x02, which appears to be a sturdy machine designed to take a punch. This suggests that Cap is a defensive player, able to even serve as a goalie in some situations.
As for the business model, it was heartwarming to read the official FAQ which stated that while the final version was not yet complete, the developer and publisher were looking to move away from payment practices to win, as well. only surprise boxes. .
Since this will be a hero sports game, more heroes will likely appear in the future and allow a lot of customization options, which should be the source of microtransactions. The game will not be free to begin with, but the price has not yet been set.
Purchasing the game will unlock all Champions, as well as any future ones, so even if Steel Circus goes free at some point, it could adopt the Paladins business model – with all Champions unlocked for those who purchased the game. While being free from the game users will have to grind the game currency to unlock them.
The exact number of champions is still unknown, but the FAQ indicates that there are plans for around 20 champions, with seven of which are already in the works. It is not clear if these seven include the four champions described above.
Steel Circus will appear on Steam Early Access in early 2019, at least according to projections from Oasis Games and Iron Mountain Interactive. If you can’t wait that long, you can Register now be an Alpha Tester.