The First Descendant – What We Know So Far!

The First Descendant.
Image Credit: NEXON games

Here’s a first look at a brand-new looter shooter game with familiar gameplay but with next-gen graphics.

An upcoming looter shooter game with stunning graphics and fast-paced gameplay is said to have been developed in Unreal Engine 5. The First Descendant is a third-person shooter, or TPS, set on a futuristic Earth where anything is possible thanks to advanced technology. Its gameplay, however, is familiar to players who have played a few TPS games before. Still, its next-gen graphics game will excite players for its release and available platforms.

Here’s everything you need to know about The First Descendant, its story, release date, and platform availability.

What Is The First Descendant?

In August 2022, NEXON, unveiled its first official trailer of The First Descendant, revealing next-gen graphics like no other games in this genre. This hyper-realistic game is said to have been developed in a new engine called Unreal Engine 5, which boasts uncanny realism graphics that can be mistaken for real life to some degree. 

As mentioned, The First Descendant’s looter-shooter gameplay resembles Destiny 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Warframe. Its third-person, fast-paced abilities and non-linear gameplay are straightforward, as you shoot and loot enemies in a semi-open-world area to progress further.

The First Descendant’s week-long open beta began on September 19, 2023, and finished on September 25, with crossplay capabilities suitable for players with friends on different platforms. This co-op third-person shooter is also said to be free-to-play with in-game microtransactions. However, NEXON stated that despite microtransactions, The First Descendant would not be a pay-to-win game and speculated that monetization would be purely cosmetic.

What Is the Story of The First Descendant About?

The story of The First Descendant began 100 years ago when Vulgus, a powerful race, used humans like guinea pigs for their experiments. Then suddenly, giant creatures called the Colossuses appeared on Earth, devastating anything on their path. After the destruction, surviving humans gathered in Albion, a haven for humans on Earth.

On the other hand, the Magisters, a group of Vulgus with advanced technology, joined the humans as they would not let their weapons destroy Ingris any further. Then, Magisters gave humans technology to alter genes for superhuman abilities. These chosen humans are called “Descendants,” thus giving birth to the game’s name, The First Descendant. Now, it is in the hands of the Descendants to save Ingris and protect it from its new leader, Karel. 

When Is the Release of the First Descendant?

The game’s release date has yet to be announced, but it is expected in the fourth quarter of 2023 to early 2024. While its open beta runs from September 19 to 25, 2023, which is already over. It will also be available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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