Today, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck 13 announced that its relatively recently-released hardcore-action, science-fiction, Souls-like RPG, The Surge, is getting a free demo on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, sometime next week.
The news came via the following tweet from the game’s official Twitter account:
Can you survive The Surge’s demo?
Available next week on PS4, XBox One and PC. pic.twitter.com/2ns2U20BOj
— The Surge (@TheSurgeGame) July 12, 2017
Further details — beyond its mere existence — have not been divulged of the demo; aka we don’t know how long it is, where in the game it starts, etc.
For those that don’t know: The Surge is an action RPG set in a dystopian future as Earth is nearing the end of its existence. Those who remain on the planet live mostly in overpopulated cities and survive on social programs amidst an aging and disease ridden population.
Meanwhile, AI and technology in general have taken most of the jobs, leaving many humans with only the choice of heading out into the suburbs and rural country doing hard manual labor aided by exoskeletons that make them on par with machines, if not machine-like themselves.
The following key features list is provided by the developer:
Tight, visceral hardcore action RPG combat
Unique targeting, dismemberment and level up systems
Explore a dystopian world full of mystery
Battle an array of huge, fearsome bosses
Loot, craft, and upgrade new weapons and armors
The Surge is available for $59.99 USD on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, where it launched back in May. If you haven’t already be sure to check out our review of the game, as well as its semi-recent accolades trailer.