Free-to-play hero shooter Gigantic is going into open beta next week


So, hey, Gigantic. I remember this one from E3 about a million years ago, but I don’t think I’ve seen much more of it until now. It’s a free-to-play-MOBA-ish-team-based-third-person-shooter-with-monsters by indie studio Motiga, and it’s going into open beta on PC and Xbox One – with crossplay, woo! – in December.

“With Gigantic, we are trying to create an entirely new competitive experience. Throughout development, Gigantic has gotten attention for its unique art style, whimsical setting and fast-paced gameplay, but our goal has always been something more,” explains vice prez of product development James Phinney in the press stuff. “We’ve sought to build a game full of intense moments and meaningful strategic choices, where there are many paths to victory and it’s always possible to come back and win.”

The Gigantic open beta launches as part of the Xbox Game Preview program on Xbox One and on Windows 10 on 8 December,  and features a weekly rotation of six heroes (from a roster of 16) and three maps, including Siren’s Stand, Ghost Reef and Sanctum Falls.

For more info, click over to the game’s official website.