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Fancy teaming up with mates in order to defeat mechanized threats? The next free-to-play AAA co-op shooter will be that of ARC Raiders, and it’ll be launching on Xbox, PlayStation and PC in 2022.

Revealed by the Embark Studios team, ARC Raiders will see you given the chance to prepare to enlist and resist ruthless mechanized threats as they descend from the skies.

ARC Raiders is the first official game from Embark Studios and after being unveiled at The Game Awards, is certainly looking like being one to keep an eye on. It’s a cooperative third-person PvE shooter where players must team up to resist the onslaught of ARC, fearless enemies that drop from orbit.

ARC Raiders will be free to play and is planned for a 2022 release on the Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC through the Epic Games Store, Steam and Nvidia GeForce NOW’s game streaming service

“We started Embark Studios three years ago with a blank canvas and some big ideas. Today, that canvas is a lot less blank and those ideas are becoming realities,” said Patrick Söderlund, co-founder and CEO of Embark Studios. “With this reveal, we want to celebrate gameplay and give players more than a hint of how ARC Raiders looks and what it feels like to play. Ultimately for a co-op action game like ARC Raiders, that’s what matters the most. We look forward to sharing more about the game in the coming months.”

Defeating ARC requires more than simply pointing and shooting a gun, and more than one person trying to be a hero. It’s a game that both emphasizes and rewards teamwork at every turn. It’s also a game in which you’ll be able to loot your fallen foes, and scavenge the ruins of the past for tools and gadgets to outsmart the enemy. And further to that, do the unexpected and improvise, using physics and your surroundings to your advantage. Come prepared and plan ahead, but remember that sometimes you just have to wing it.

Check out the gameplay-packed reveal trailer below.

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