Hey Gamers! If you haven't already heard - we released RWBY: Grimm Eclipse on Steam Early Access TODAY! Go grab the game NOW and tell all your friends to grab it too!! :-)
BIG THANKS to all our Beta testers for helping us work out the kinks before launching Early Access. We still have a LOT of work to do before the final game is ready for launch, but we hope you enjoy the first campaign (of 3) in the Early Access version.
And if you haven't seen the "Early Access" info we shared on our Steam page, you can get the details here:
Why Early Access?
“The animated series RWBY has an amazing community of devoted fans and dedicated gamers that have dreamed of a RWBY game for years now. We are a small team within Rooster Teeth that has worked day and night to make this dream become a reality.
We decided to launch Early Access because testing and feedback are critical components of game development. We are continuously balancing existing features and trying out new ideas and we need players to help us test those ideas in order to deliver the best game possible. We’re looking forward to continuing the development of RWBY: Grimm Eclipse with your help!”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“We plan to be in Early Access for approximately 8-10 months (assuming our production schedule goes as planned).”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a multiplayer co-op game designed to be played over and over again with friends. We’ve divided the storyline into three separate campaigns, each having their own unique gameplay features, enemies, and locations (4 levels per campaign). The Early Access version is the first of three campaigns planned for the full game.
We think the first campaign is already loads of fun offering countless hours of gameplay, but with the help of our community we plan to continue balancing combat, controls, visuals, and sounds as well as integrating achievements and fixing any bugs that pop up along the way. During that time, we will also continue development on the other two campaigns. Once they are ready for release, we will follow a similar process of bug fixing, balancing, and polishing until all campaigns are ready for final launch”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a fully playable multiplayer co-op game with support for up to 4 players. The core gameplay is complete offering 4 different characters to choose from (each with their own unique weapons, combat skills and upgrade trees), 4 levels to explore, and hordes of enemies to fight.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“Yes, we plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features. Get in early for a lower price and help us make a better game!”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“Community is VERY important to us! We will be listening to your feedback on Steam and within Rooster Teeth’s gaming group located here:http://www.roosterteeth.com/group/rtgames
But please keep in mind, we don’t have hundreds of people managing the community. We are only 4 game developers who are doing our best to make a great game, while also watching the forums for your feedback. So please be patient with us if you don’t get an immediate response… we’ll eventually get caught up! Thanks! :-)”