After a lengthy beta and still on Steam Early Access, Loadout is finally seeing a release on January 31. This is a free-to-play shooter from the veteran studio Edge of Reality, which has been around for two decades. This is also the first original IP from the studio, which contributed on franchises such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age and The Sims.
Loadout’s highlight is the weapon customization system, which allows you to create original weapons from many different parts. The developer says it can go “over 44 billion possible creations” and judging by our first look from September 2012, players will be frequently surprised in the battlefield with some very ingenious and/or ridiculous weapons.