[Steam page] Independent studio Spotted Kiwi recently announced that following a successful five-month Open Alpha with over 10,000 active participants, its debut multiplayer game XERA: Survival is out now on Steam Early Access. XERA: Survival is an action-focused looter-shooter, designed from the ground up as a multiplayer, open world PvPvE experience with a persistent global gear stash that players can access from within the game and from any server. The Steam Early Access client is available at 19.99 USD.
The year is 2022. The world is in chaos after a prototype combat robot – banned by law and awaiting secure destruction by XERA Corporation – became self-aware, escaped and replicated on an industrial scale. Nations now fight for control over resources, leaving mercenaries and disillusioned combatants to descend on a remote forest region to ransack the remains of XERA’s facilities, setting up two operating bases on each side of the forest. Between these bases there are no rules of engagement, as for some, nothing less than the future of the human race is at stake; for others, there is a potentially boundless paycheck.
Players venture out in search of glory, revenge, salvation or political leverage – and loot. Scavenge for weapons, ammo, food and water, medical supplies; craft the tools needed to survive a harsh and unforgiving forest environment. Deploy drones to scout, transport – or close the business a bullet left unfinished. And when the time is ready to store loot – just make it back alive to either base. XERA: Survival lets players choose their own pace of play. Use the night / day cycle or dynamic weather systems as an advantage – sneak about avoiding PvP combat and collect resources, focusing on PvE to scavenge the best loot.
In the base players can trade safely with others, or save to the server-side stash which is persistent across servers globally. Alternatively, players can choose to tool up and raid as a lone wolf or teamed with up to three buddies. Take part in giant PvPvE compound events or missions picked up from NPCs back in the base. And all the while, lose just the equipment brought along in the event players meet an untimely death – getting straight back into the fight, dropping anywhere in the 4×4 km world using helicopter insertions from the bases.