The Cycle plans September closed alpha, offers new gameplay trailer

    
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We’ve been following YAGER’s upcoming online shooter The Cycle all summer; as we put it in July, it looks like a survival sandbox with Fortnite’s gummy graphics and Monster Hunter World’s mechanics, sandwiched between layers of persistence. Whatever, man, at least it’s not another battle royale game.

Today, the Berlin-based company announced another round of closed alpha for the title, allowing more folks in to take a peek. (The first was back in August.)

“The tests will be running on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September. Servers will be open each day from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST/17:00-21:00 UTC. It is important to note that the second Closed Alpha Test is still under NDA, and people who share in-game footage or screenshots can have their access to the game removed. However, you are free to talk or write about the game declaring your involvement in testing it.”

Signups are live on the official site, and there’s a brand-new alpha trailer to boot.

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Indigo Salma

Firefall …. but less scify. As in missing jetpacks and bulky classes.

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moleverine

That was my first impression as well. I reminded me of early Firefall. And really, that’s not a bad thing. I enjoyed it a lot early on. It would be nice to have a Firefall game that actually releases (assuming this one actually releases).

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Rolan Storm

So far anyone thinks anything but Firefall? Yeah.

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Soy

All I could think watching that video was “um this is Firefall”.

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Grave Knight

That’s what I was thinking as well, though this seems a bit better put together.

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Greaterdivinity

Am I the only one getting some vague Firefall vibes from this trailer?

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Nick // Genghis

I had the exact same thought. Wouldn’t mind a Firefall style clone as long as the gameplay loops are not the same. The WoW quest design choice and progression as well as lack of arenas at launch really saddened me. I had a lot of time invested in both beta and launch I was sad to hear about it’s fate when it sunset awhile back. Had every class to 40 and helped several friends attempt to get into it with only 1-2 really deep diving and joining me at end game which got to a decent spot and looked like it would continue to develop over time and then… nada.

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Rolan Storm

Vague?