Multi-player FPS game Splitgate: Arena Warfare was officially released this past week.
The game for Windows PC was formerly known as Wormhole Wars, and we’ve been a fan of the game since we first saw it at TwitchCon 2017.
The game combines arena combat with portals, which is an interesting twist on normal FPS and arena type games…and a great twist at that.
As part of the release for the game, there will be a tournament with a grand prize of $50,000. The event, Twitch Rivals: Splitgate: Arena Warfare Tournament, will feature 16 teams consisting of four players each competing to win. The event can be streamed live at https://www.twitch.tv/twitchrivals starting May 28th at 9am Pacific / 1pm Eastern.
Full press release is below. Splitgate logo and screenshots courtesy of Splitgate.
SLAY WITH PORTALS IN 1047 GAMES’ ONLINE FPS
SPLITGATE: ARENA WARFARE, OUT NOW ON STEAM
Fly, flank and frag in high-speed, world-bending competitive multiplayer for free today
SAN FRANCISCO – May 24, 2019 – 1047 Games has officially released the fast-paced, sci-fi, competitive multiplayer first-person shooter Splitgate: Arena Warfare. Free to download and play now on Windows PC via Steam, Splitgate uses player-controlled portals to create a new dimension of arena combat.
Players can also purchase the special Splitgate: Arena Warfare Founder’s Edition, which includes cosmetic bonuses like the exclusive Dweller armor set, four additional Dweller skins, exclusive M90 weapon skin, five bonus SWAG packs (which can be used to unlock other cosmetic items), and more for $19.99 on Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/677620/Splitgate_Arena_Warfare.
Splitgate evokes your favorite memories of gaming’s most-revered shooters, embracing the classic feel of close-quarters arena action with a multi-directional twist. Create portals strategically around the map to cross huge distances and outmaneuver your foes in the blink of an eye. Designed with intuitive controls for both FPS newcomers and veterans to pick up and play, Splitgate’s near-limitless skill cap lets you pull off jaw-dropping, gif-worthy plays once mastered, rewarding constant jetpack movement, flanking and 360-degree ambushes.
Made with futuristically stylish visuals in Unreal Engine 4, Splitgate features a variety of ranked, unranked and custom games. Battle with friends, against rivals at your skill level in ranked multiplayer, or versus formidable AI to hone your skills. Players start each match on an equal playing field with the same loadout, but power weapons spawn regularly throughout the map to fuel your next killstreak.
Additionally, 1047 Games has teamed up with Twitch for the Twitch Rivals: Splitgate: Arena Warfare Tournament, featuring 16 teams consisting of four streamers each competing live for the chance to win $50,000. The competition kicks off at 9am PT/1pm ET on Tuesday, May 28, and all the action can be seen live at https://www.twitch.tv/twitchrivals.
1047 Games is also partnering with SLIVER.tv: exclusive Splitgate in-game skins will be available to viewers who watch streamers broadcast Splitgate gameplay to SLIVER.tv. Viewers will earn Theta Fuel (“TFuel” for short) as they watch. TFuel can be used to purchase exclusive gun skins in the SLIVER shop or donated back to streamers.
About 1047 Games
1047 Games was founded by Ian Proulx and Nicholas Bagamian in their dorm rooms at Stanford (the company was named after the address of their dorm). What started as two computer science majors putting portals into an FPS for a project demo, has now turned into a 30-person game development studio. Through their flagship game, Splitgate: Arena Warfare, 1047 Games aims to bring back the glory days of arena shooters. Head to 1047games.com or discord.gg/splitgate to learn more.