Maximum Games announced that their team-based multiplayer shooter, Dead Alliance, will have a limited open beta that will take place between July 27th and July 31st. The game is being developed by Psyop Games and Illfonic, the latter of which seems to have been attached to a lot of shooters and asymmetrical multiplayer games as of late.
The beta will give gamers on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC a taste of what Psyop and Illfonic have been working on lately. The game centers around facing off against zombies in a variety of modes, spanning single-player, 4-vs-4 modes, team deathmatch, free-for-all, King of the Hill, capture modes, survival modes, and even an Attrition game mode that’s inspired by MOBA games. You can check out what they have in store with the near six minute gameplay video below.
Obviously if you were a fan of something like Umbrella Corps then you’ll likely have an affinity with the PvPvE element of Dead Alliance.
The game was announced some time ago but it went dark after a lot of lackluster feedback. The trailer depicts the typical, fast-paced, Call of Duty style first-person combat fused with PvP-style encounters.
As it’s explained in the trailer, the main hook for the game is that zombies can be used as weapons against other players.
The concept centers around both teams attempting to use the zombies as a weaponized horde to kill other players.
Graphically the game looks pretty decent, and the animations for the shooting, running, dying, and reloading all look par and parcel for what you would expect from a first-person shooter, but gameplay wise it looks very ho-hum.
The zombies aren’t particularly scary or overtly aggressive, and the PvP combat doesn’t look any different from the dozen and one other shooters out there. I suppose that’s why the YouTube trailer has almost half as many downvotes as it does upvotes.
Well, regardless of what impressions you take away from the trailer above, you’ll be able to check the game out for yourself come July 27th next month for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. For more info be sure to check out the official website.