We expected it, but today at The Game Awards, Embark Studios announced the immediate release of THE FINALS. This should be seen as the ultimate combat entertainment game show where you master chaos, build stardom with style, and where the world is your toolbox. It’s a game that is hugely anticipated.
The free-to-play, team-based shooter that is THE FINALS is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Steam and PlayStation 5. The release sends eager contestants right into Season 1, where they get to celebrate the glitz and glam of Las Vegas. It’s here where they’ll find a new virtual arena filled with bright neon lights, slot machines, boxers, UFOs, and more. THE FINALS delivers an all-you-can-eat buffet of destruction and mayhem, and the first hints of the mystery behind the world’s most explosive game show.
A new free-to-play team shooter
“We started Embark to re-imagine how games are made and what they can become. THE FINALS is our first game to release, and a great embodiment of that vision,” said Gustav Tilleby, Creative Director. “THE FINALS isn’t another battle royale, military sim, or tactical FPS – there are plenty of those out there. It’s an entirely new take on shooters. It’s been amazing and humbling to see the response from the community over the past year of testing. Now that the game is live, we’re laser-focused on ensuring a great experience for our community, with many surprises along the way.”
In THE FINALS, contestants compete in virtual arenas based on real-world iconic locations. They battle it out in fully destructible environments powered by Embark’s server-side destruction & movement technology that ensures every player experiences the action simultaneously – whether it’s a piece of furniture being blown apart or an entire building collapsing.
As a player, you get to create your own, unique contestant. Choices range too, from stealthy sword-wielding ballerinas to lethal pandas armed with rocket launchers. It’s pretty much up to you to decide who you are and how you play.
The best contestants will rely on their intuition as much as their aim, using a combination of the environment, weapons, gadgets, and specializations to defeat their rivals to gain fame and fortune.
Download THE FINALS on Xbox for free
You’ll find THE FINALS on the usual digital stores. The Xbox Store will sort out those on Xbox Series X|S, with a free download available. Just be aware, this isn’t playable on Xbox One.
THE FINALS is also on PlayStation 5 and PC through Steam.
And if you want to spend some cash on your THE FINALS experience, you can do so. There are a multitude of ‘Multibucks’ packs available, ranging from the cheap (£4.19) up to the expensive (£83.90).
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THE FINALS on Xbox Game Description
Come out on top, reach THE FINALS, and win the hearts of the viewers. In THE FINALS, nothing can stand in your way. Crash through walls and ceilings, destroy anything and everything in sight, and build bridges and barricades in this fast-paced, high-stakes fight for fame on the world’s biggest stage. THE FINALS may be a team sport, but you’ll fight for individual glory too. Build your contestant with a wild combination of looks, abilities, accessories, weapons, and gadgets. Trap and surprise your opponents with a range of dynamic tools scattered throughout the arena. Send exploding canisters of gas and goo through the air, burst through windows, or drop fire from above. Use moving platforms, ziplines, jumppads, and more to create treacherous and unforgettable moments. Take out your enemies with garbage cans, flower pots, office chairs, and hospital beds. Only your imagination sets the limits.