Sci-Fi Co-op Shooter Polaris Announced

Making its debut during today’s IGN Live showcase, Polaris Team (an offshoot of Variable State) premiered their original high-flying sci-fi shooter Polaris.

An original sci-fi PvE co-op shooter, Polaris features fully destructible environments, dynamic open levels, and powerful abilities. This title was created in Unreal Engine 5 and prides itself on its dynamic, destructive PvE match-ups.

In case you missed it, see the IGN Live reveal trailer for Polaris below:

POLARIS™ | Official World Premiere Trailer (Pre-Alpha) | PC

Polaris Team Creative Director Jonathan Burroughs said the following:

“Since I first played Bullfrog’s Syndicate Wars, I’ve always dreamed of working on a game which featured hi-tech squads of futuristic soldiers, causing mayhem and destruction in an original sci-fi setting. 

Sprinkle in a deep appreciation for the Halo series— particularly its blend of on-foot and in-vehicle co-op action— and you can begin to get a sense of what we hope to achieve with Polaris. 

We’re only a small and scrappy team of 11 people, but have been plugging away at this project since early 2023. 

Aided by the tools and technologies of Unreal Engine 5, Polaris Team has built a tight 4-player PvE combat game with a dynamic, destructible environment, set in our own unique sci-fi universe. With the release date arriving later this year, the team and I couldn’t be more excited to share Polaris with players worldwide!”

Jonathan Burroughs

The title will be self-published, and will release later this year. In the interim, be sure to check out the official Steam page and their Twitter/X page.

Source: Press Release

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