Outpost Games announced an upcoming event for their online multiplayer survival game SOS, coming to PC with closed beta registration open now.
The event is titled “Vet vs Threats”, which will pit the current best 100 veteran players against 100 new “up-and-coming” players. Sure, it doesn’t seem like the most fair of fights, but the game relies heavily on double crossing and on the spot planning, so it’s anybody’s game. The event will take place on December 9-10, and the developer is currently looking other players to join the event.
For those trying to enter the event, Outpost Games encourages closed beta users to submit their recorded footage to their official website. If chosen, players can participate in the event and attempt to stick it to the veterans.
SOS is a timed survival game where 16 players have 30-minutes to escape off of a deadly island. However, there are only three seats available on the helicopter that is taking off from the island and it’s up to the players to fight over those spots.
During gameplay, players are tasked with retrieving a relic which will allow them to leave the island. However, this is easier said than done given that the island is full of dangers and requires players to work together to an extent. Basically, there will be a lot of people that will try to backstab their new friends in order to escape.
Outpost Games has implemented their own “Hero” platform so that every player gets to become a performer. With this Hero system, every game has a live audience that gives feedback in real-time that will influence the match. If the player succeeds at entertaining the crowd, they will become the star of the show. Anyone will be able to view live matches and interact with the players during the closed alpha at the game’s official streaming website.