Free-to-Play Hero Shooter Gigantic Gets a July Release Date

Free-to-Play Hero Shooter Gigantic Gets a July Release Date

The next free-to-play hero shooter to hit Steam will be Motiga's Gigantic, when it launches next month.

Gigantic has been around for a while. Heck, we checked it out at PAX Prime back in 2015. The hero-based shooter/MOBA pits two teams of five players against each other in a colorful world, much like Overwatch or Paladins.

The game is currently in open beta (as you can see in the trailer above) over on Arc, and it's going to fully release next month on Steam. The news comes in a post on the game's official site, which includes an official release date: July 20.

You can check out plenty of new features in the open beta, including new bot matches, team voice chat, and a tutorial for new players. The open beta also updates all of the game's battlefields, and packs in some UI improvements and Hero updates as well. You can see the full patch notes on the game's official site.

Gigantic is releasing on July 20, but you can try out the open beta now over on Arc.

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I love the style.

Too bad it's just an Overwatch team-based sort of game, but I hope people who like those games enjoy it.

the December King:
I love the style.

Too bad it's just an Overwatch team-based sort of game, but I hope people who like those games enjoy it.

as someone who's played the closed beta: it's really not like Overwatch at all. it's much closer to a MOBA than Overwatch (which i wouldn't consider a MOBA at all, honestly). about the closest similarities are that it's highly stylized (though i'd say Gigantic is even more so than Overwatch) & that characters have unique abilities (including one "ultimate" ability--that isn't called an ultimate in Gigantic).

i generally don't like MOBAs but i find this game quite fun (once i've figured out what the hell i'm doing), and i'm absolutely in love with its art direction. first time i saw it was sitting next to some people testing it when i worked in video game QA in 2016 and it immediately caught my eye, but i heard it had a bit of trouble with its budget. glad to hear it's getting released, and soon! even if i don't get all that into it as a game i hope it does well.

Seems a lot more like Battleborn than Overwatch/Paladins tbh. I haven't heard of this till now but it looks alright. Not my cup of tea though.

 

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