The Cycle Factsheet


  • YAGER, based in Berlin, Germany

Release Date

  • 2019, Closed Beta planned for Spring 2019


  • Windows PC first, consoles later

Business Model

  • F2P (eventually paid early access)


Press/Business Contact

  • press(at)




The Cycle is a competitive match-based first person quester, from the makers of Spec Ops: The Line. On Fortuna III you compete against other Prospectors or collaborate with them to claim as much resources as possible and escape before the planet crushes the life out of you.


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:


  • 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.

  • Competitive Quester: Shooting may give you an edge - but the best players are those who can take on dangerous jobs during a match.

  • Station: Orbiting Fortuna III, the station is a leftover from a time of colonization and exploitation. It is now home to Prospectors and the factions that have an interest in their excursions - for different reasons.

  • Factions: Take on jobs for different factions when you are down on the planet. As reputation grows with a faction, players will get access to more technology which might change the way they play and win.

  • Co-Operation: Players can meet on the surface of Fortuna III and join uneasy alliances with one another as they complete contracts. Or players can directly start as a squad on the planet.

  • Storm: The cycle leaves only a narrow window of opportunity - stay too long, and you will be trapped on the planet.

  • Meta: Items found in matches can be used for crafting in the station which can then in return be used in matches.

  • Customization: A wide selection of gear that players progress through, tailoring their character to their individual playstyle, with more options regularly added.


Our teaser trailer can be found here:
Our alpha in-game footage can be found here:





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.