In developer Stray Bombay’s latest video devblog, co-founder Chet Faliszek confirmed that the studio’s first game, The Anacrusis, will launch January 13 in early access with its first three episodes. The video also offered some insight into how the company is taking feedback into account with the game’s development.
Formed from ex-Valve and Riot veterans, Stray Bombay hopes to distinguish itself with a new take on a classic archetype. The Anacrusis is a Left 4 Dead-style cooperative shooter that takes place on a spaceship and has major 60s vibes to the entire thing. The new footage shows hordes of humanoid monsters swarming players, really feeling like Left 4 Dead in a new skin.
The difference may come with how closely the studio is working with early access players and fans. “We want to be able to actively work on this with the community and not just simply react to bugs or stuff like that. We will meaningfully change the game based on the community,” said Faliszek.