After confirmed coming earlier this month at PAX Aus 2022, the new free-to-play, first-person shooter World boss arrived today in Early Access on Steam. Developed by PlaySide Studios, World Boss was previously available to play during its open beta test.
World Boss is described as a casual arcade shooter with roguelite elements. According to PlaySide World Boss is also inspired by IO games, a genre of often browser-based, free-to-play games loosely defined by their simple graphics and general accessibility. .
“With World Boss, we took advantage of the quick drop-in and quick-release nature of IO games, the customization of roguelites, the strategy and mechanical ingenuity of a first-person shooter, to create a familiar yet unique FPS for everyone,” said PlaySide CEO Gerry Sakkas in a statement released with the launch.
“One of our goals with World Boss is to bring our community closer to the development process. Throughout the beta, we’ve listened to player feedback and suggestions, and we’ve rolled out a series of bug fixes, improvements, and optimizations. We look forward to bringing more content to players in the near future. “
World Boss has been developed in collaboration with Australian YouTube personalities Lannan Eacott (‘LazarBeam’) and Harley Fresh (‘Fresh’).
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