1047 Games today announced that Splitgate: Arena Warfare is coming to PC via Steam this month as a free-to-play title.
A competitive first-person shooter, Splitgate pays homage to classic arena shooters. It embraces the classic feel of a traditional shooter, but with a pretty big twist. In combat, players can create portals that introduce new ways to flank, ambush and surprise unsuspecting enemies. Originally announced as a paid title, 1047 games revealed that the game will launch as a free-to-play title to get it into as many hands as possible.
“As Splitgate evolved, we realized that players would be best served with a free-to-play model. We want to ensure that everyone who wants to play has the opportunity to do so,” said Ian Proulx, CEO and co-founder of 1047 Games. “Rest assured this will not detract from its hyper-competitive design – all items for sale in the game are purely cosmetic.”
At launch, the game will offer a varied selection of customization options. These include weapon and armor skins, jetpacks, portal guns and more.
Splitgate: Arena Warfare is out May 22 on PC via Steam.