A new challenger is approaching the quickly-growing (or, depending on who you ask, already too-crowded) arena of battle royale games: Tencent Games’s first foray into the genre, Ring of Elysium, has just hit Steam as part of its Early Access program. The free-to-play title takes place on a snow-covered mountain being “assaulted by a disastrous snowstorm,” where trapped players must survive the frigid wilderness (and other players) to make their way to an evacuation flight that can only carry four people to safety.
So what sets Ring of Elysium apart from other battle royale games? Great question, and one to which the game’s Steam page provides few concrete answers. One thing of interest, though, is that it incorporates extreme sports such as hang-gliding, snowboarding, and mountaineering, presumably giving players a variety of options for traversing the environment. There are no reviews on the game’s Steam page yet, so it’s too early to tell how the title will be received, but if you want to find out for yourself, the game is free to download and play from Steam.