The Game Awards 2016 News & Update: Indie Game 'Dauntless' Launched; Concept By Ex-BioWare, Capcom, Blizzard & Riot Developers

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Dec 03, 2016 03:14 AM EST
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A new game entitled "Dauntless" is launched at The Game Awards. Dauntless is from indie developer Phoenix Labs. It is composed of developers formerly working at Riot, BioWare, Blizzard, and Capcom.

Phoenix Labs is a relatively unfamiliar developer but is consist of veteran names from big studios. The trailer for "Dauntless" shows four brave heroes running in a science-fantasy world. It is an online co-op action role-playing game that plunges players into an untamed science-fantasy world. In "Dauntless," players take the role of one of four elite warriors identified as Slayers. Their role is to protect humankind by pursuing gigantic monsters called Behemoths.

"Dauntless" is described as a combination of "World of Warcraft," "Monster Hunter," and "Dark Souls." Players will not be required to play online with others, as they can go it solo if they desire. However, players may join up with groups to defeat the gigantic Behemoth monsters. Phoenix Labs assures an assortment of battles. It also features an upgrading system for players' weapons and armors, as well as a crafting system.

"Dauntless" is the first game produced by Phoenix Labs. It is Vancouver-based studio loaded with veteran talent from Riot Games, Capcom, BioWare, and Blizzard. The studio was formed in 2014 and comprises of 40 developers. President and Co-founder Jesse Houston, who has toiled on"Mass Effect" and "League of Legends,"said they want to create games for players to enjoy together. In a report from Gamerant, he added that the company is composed of the most talented and passionate game developers in the world.

Houston further claimed that the company creates games because they personally love to play them. In addition, he said that it is also the reason why they want to share these experiences with gamers everywhere. For now, no definite gameplay has been revealed about "Dauntless." Grounded on the pool of talent behind the game, however, it might be worth waiting.

Players who are interested can learn more about "Dauntless" at the game's official site. "Dauntless" will be released as a free-to-play downloadable game on PC in 2017.

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