The Finals'' pre-alpha gameplay trailer has been released ahead of a closed alpha test, which will begin on Friday.
The Finals, which is being developed by Embark Studios, was named Project Discovery.
Patrick Soderlund, a former executive at EA, revealed the decision to ship The Finals as the developer''s first game was the reason Arc Raiders was delayed.
The Finals is planned to be a free-to-play PvP FPS where players compete in a virtual game game. The main theme of The Finals is the ability to alter and destroy the arenas gameplay. "Our contestants may probably destroy it," says the announcer in the trailer.
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There''s a hint of how to use the trailer, with the player being shown using telekinesis to move objects and bodies in the arena. A range of different weapons are also shown off, including a sledgehammer about 30 seconds into the trailer.
Steam users in Europe and North America may register for the closed alpha test this weekend. Exact times for the alpha are yet to be announced, but the test will begin on Friday (29th) and continue over the weekend.
The Embark news update said that the alpha test will take a "lots of experimental mechanics and systems," but don''t be surprised if not everything works as intended. The team also stated that they will not allow any streams or captures of the experiment.
The Finals can be purchased on Steam store pages for the alpha, and you may get more information here.