The Riftbreaker Combines Base Building with Action RPGs With 2020 Launch Window

The Riftbreaker is the next title from developer EXOR Studios coming in 2020 and will combine mechanics from base builders, action RPGs, and survival games.

EXOR Studios has announced their next game is The Riftbreaker, which will combing base building survival mechanics with that of an action RPG and is set to launch at some point in 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Players control Ashley S. Nowak who is tasked with taking a one-way portal to a new planet in order to establish a base for future colonies. Ashley is accompanied by an AI-controlled Mecha-Suit as she begins to establish a base on Galatea 37. By gathering samples you can research new technologies, buildings, blueprints, weapons, items, and upgrades. As you begin to build the creatures of Galatea will begin to fight back against you though you can build defenses to aid Mr. Riggs, Ashley’s nickname for the suit, in defending your creations from destruction. All of the action takes place in a top-down, isometric viewpoint.

All of this takes place within a world created by EXOR Studios’ custom Schmetterling engine, which has now reached version 2.0 with The Riftbreaker. This was the game engine that powered EXOR Studios’ previous two games, Zombie Driver HD (2012) and X-Morph Defense (2017). EXOR’s first game was the Half-Life 2 total conversion car combat multiplayer game D.I.P.R.I.P. in 2008. Each of EXOR’s games have had positive reception on Steam and mixed/positive reception among critics.

For those who enjoy live streaming their games The Riftbreaker will incorporate some interactive streaming mechanics allowing your audience to participate in the game by voting on things such as sending in a new wave of enemies and spawning environmental disasters.

If you’ve read everything and arrived all the way down here, then you might be interested in helping us shape the game. Please come and talk to us on the forums, our official Discord server or through any other of our social media. We’ll be sharing inside info about our development progress, and we’d love to hear your feedback. Please come and help us make Riftbreaker the game You want to play!

You can view the announcement trailer for The Riftbreaker below, as well as view some screenshots in the image gallery. The Riftbreaker will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam sometime next year and no price has been given.

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Steven Santana

Born in Queens, raised in Vegas, living in Vancouver. 25, loves dogs, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and long form video critiques.

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