The Cycle Factsheet
Developer: YAGER Development GmbH
Release Date: Early Access release in late 2018
Platforms: Windows PC
Press/Business Contact: Timo Ullmann (timo.ullmann AT yager.de)
The Cycle is a match-based PvEvP FPS where Prospectors compete to fulfil lucrative contracts down on the surface of Fortuna III. Only problem is, the planet is hostile and in more ways the one: alien wildlife that tends to want to rip your face off, Prospectors that are at best untrustworthy and at worse absolutely murderous. And then there’s the storm cycle, which will absolutely be the end of any Prospector unlucky enough not to make it to evac in time. But hey, who doesn’t want to get rich?
About The Cycle:
Born from an internal pitching jam, The Cycle has been developed since the start of 2018. We saw great promise in our prototype, which captured a blend of session based FPS matches and quest objectives in an open world, a genre we have dubbed internally as a "Competitive Quester". Following our prototype, we took what we learned and started full development on The Cycle, with the goal of having closed test sessions as soon as we can. We believe that we are onto something special with The Cycle , and that our experienced team can make our vision a reality. We practice an open development culture, so you can join us on our social media channels and Discord and be part of the journey of bringing The Cycle to players. We are now actively recruiting for our Alpha tests - to sign up, visit our website here: https://thecycle.game/.
YAGER is an independent developer of computer and video games based on the banks of the river Spree in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1999 by five dedicated developers and artists, our focus is the creation of vivid and meaningful gaming experiences. We are best known for the 2012 released Spec Ops: The Line and for the 2016 released Dreadnought. Today, a team of 90 developers is busy at work bringing YAGER's vision of gaming to life.
A new Frontier: Explore the world of Fortuna III - a hostile, beautiful new world, full of fortune, alien life, and other players looking to take its riches.
Storm: The cycle leaves only a narrow window of opportunity - stay too long, and you will be trapped on the planet.
Pacting: Players can meet on the surface of Fortuna III and join uneasy alliances with one another as they complete contracts
Black Market: Players have a wide arsenal of weapons and gear available to them, all with different playstyles, that can be purchased during a match
Crafting: Players can spend their precious credits on creating new gear to take into the next match
Quests: Shooting may give you an edge - but the best prospectors are those who can take on dangerous jobs for factions during a match
Customization: A wide selection of gear that players progress through, tailoring their character to their individual playstyle, with more options regularly added