Crossout: Gaijin announces vehicle combat MMO

Targem, the Russian studio that gave us the cool space shooter Star Conflict, just announced a new game along with Gaijin, makers of War Thunder. This time the studio decided to go to solid, post-apocalyptic ground with Crossout, a free-to-play team based vehicle combat MMO game for PC. Currently in pre-alpha, Crossout's motto is Craft-Ride-Destroy, which is funny because the similar game Robocraft has a Build-Drive-Fight motto.

Anyway, the two games share the concept but couldn't look more different, as Crossout goes for a more grounded, dirty style, just in time to go with the acclaimed movie Mad Max: Fury Road. The idea of the game is for players to build, upgrade and customize their armored vehicles and enter open player versus player combat. Choosing between speed and heavy armor will influence the gameplay, with each player preferring his own style. There are thousands of possibilities, from bits such as shape, armor, weapons support systems and even cosmetic enhancements. Weapons come in big variety, including chainsaws, power drills, machine guns, rocket launchers, flying drones and stealth generators. Crossout is going to include an in-game auction system, where players will be able to sell their advanced mechanisms. Crossout is said to feature an advanced damage model, with the damaged parts affecting the vehicle's performance.

You can sign up for the upcoming summer beta on the official site, as well as check the first screenshots below.

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  • ShadowFang

    Yo (o.O)

    I. Love. Car Combat. Vigilante 8 was my jam back on the N64 (^-^)

    If Gaijin is behind this, I’m extra excited. I’m definitely keeping this on my radar. The industry seriously needs more car combat – and not that “trying too hard”/”edgy to an 11 year old”-style that newer Twisted Metal games have had, too.

    Man, that series is just… not cool anymore. It used to be a crazy blast, now it’s laughably “gritty” with a terrible soundtrack. Why no one wants to compete with it when it seems so easy to take down, I’ll never know. But man, I like seeing ANY new car combat franchise! Thanks for this, Gaijin!

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    • Oh, and Interstate ’76… What a game! Cool soundtrack included, and I’m not even a funk kind of guy 🙂

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