Cobalt coming to Xbox and Steam February 2nd
I bring exciting news! Weve locked down Cobalts release date. Its coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows on February 2nd. Itll cost $19.99 or equivalent.
I am slightly biased, but its worth mentioning that Cobalt is an excellent video game. Your experience may vary, but Ive been playing the multiplayer for over three years, and I still think its great. Why? Read on for an impartial breakdown of Cobalts awesomeness. Note that Cobalt is developed by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang. I work for Mojang.
Rolling things in real life isnt usually that much fun. Well, its kinda fun. But rolling in Cobalt is extremely fun, especially when you do it mid-battle. Time a manoeuvre correctly and you can deflect incoming projectiles and bounce them back towards your enemies. That makes Cobalts gunfights a lot more enjoyable than the ones you might have experienced in other video games.
Unlike rolling, slow motion is extremely fun in both real life and other video games. But Cobalts slo-mo is probably the best slow-mo in any video game to date. Why? Because its location-specific and triggers automatically. Whenever your cyborg (you control cyborgs in this game by the way) gets in danger from bullets, or grenades, or incoming melee attacks, things slow down around your character. That gives you a chance to switch weapons and retaliate, or pull out your fists and punch projectiles back in your opponents faces. It makes you feel even more skilled than you actually are. Spectacular stuff.
OK - its not massive. But it is pretty big. The latest estimate is around eight hours. Youll end up shooting a lot of stuff, but theres a lot more to Agent Cobalts adventure than that. Over the past six years, the development team have laced in a ridiculous amount of features from dancing mini-games, to tameable pets, to conversation trees that can lead to fulfilling relationships with mushroom people. You also get to upgrade your suit and weapons to your liking as the adventure progresses. Its great, OK?
Though Ill get into more multiplayer aspects of Cobalt in a moment, its worth talking about another one of Cobalts competitive modes - the Speed and Combat challenges. The rolling I mentioned earlier can be used for more than just deflecting bullets. Skilled Cobalt players can punch the ground during a tumble to generate extra momentum. Master that technique and you can generate more speed than characters in other video games could even dream of - thats why the speed challenges are so enjoyable. Combat challenges are a similar affair, but include guns, and combos, and extra explosions. There are leaderboards so you can see exactly how good you are compared to the rest of the world.
You might be familiar with survival or horde based modes from other inferior video games. Theyre the ones where you take on waves of enemies and upgrade your equipment as the difficulty ramps up. Cobalts got that mode too! And you can play it alone or in local co-op.
Cobalt also includes six multiplayer modes. My personal favourite is Plug Slam - Cobalts own future sport. Shoot, throw, or punch the plug into the opponents goal to score, and score more than your opponent to win. It sounds a bit generic in that description but honestly, its great. Cobalt also features deathmatch modes and an original gametype called Team Strike where two teams fight to the ***** over multiple rounds and earn currency for upgrades. All of the multiplayer modes can be played locally or online.
As mentioned earlier, Cobalt is coming to Steam for Windows. And its going to have Steam Workshop support. That means enthusiastic players will get the chance to create their own levels and share them with others around the world. Pretty cool. Its also worth noting that anyone whos already bought into the Cobalt alpha will get a Steam code for free via their Mojang account. Well talk more about that closer to release.
So yes! Get hyped! In about 18 days youll be able to download Cobalt and experience this wonder for yourself, you lucky sons of a guns.
Owen - @bopogamel
Category: Mojang Official
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