Dauntless will feature controller support, explains free-to-play business model

    
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How rock and roll is the upcoming co-op monster hunting game Dauntless? You don’t even have to use a keyboard and mouse if you want to, as the game will also support controllers. The news comes to us in a preview video in which a developer fields the question of whether or not the game will allow this: “Oh yeah, Dauntless supports controllers, baby!”

Players have been cobbling together other scraps of information about this 2017 title as founder’s alpha is heading to us soon. The devs also revealed some details about the game’s founder’s packs and free-to-play model. “Ultimately, because we believe that the best games are played with your friends, we decided if we kept our player hats on and stayed true to our vision, we could bring this game to more folks through F2P,” the team wrote.

Check out all of the news for yourself in the videos below.

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Bhima Jenkins

I’m surprised this game isn’t also being developed for PS4 and Xbox especially now that there is controller support. At this stage in game development, any game that is streamlined like this one in terms of controls/UI should always be multi-platform so the devs have a much wider audience for which to sell their game.

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Solaris

Probably an easy port to console if the PC version is successful.

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MrSaxon

I don’t know why but I look at this game and the ghost of Evolve rises up in front of me, rattling its chains and screaming “Remember my faaaaaaate!”

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Archebius

I definitely see shades of it. They have a few features that give me hope – loot and persistence instead of stand-alone games, and completely co-op hunts instead of PvP. I’m interested to see how it turns out.

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Solaris

Definitely going to give this a shot. I’m somewhat underwhelmed by the visuals. Hoping they add more detail and textures to the world and monsters. But it could be a really fun co-op game, especially for times you don’t have hours to sit in front of the PC.

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Grok

It would be pretty surprising to see them suddenly change visual direction at this stage. It would be a pretty costly shift, especially now that they’ve started to ramp up marketing.

Personally I love the direction so far, but then I prefer stylized graphics over realism, but to each their own.

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Solaris

Not talking visual direction. I’m fine with the art direction. But add some textures. It’s 2017.