Phoenix Labs debuts its first title, Dauntless, at The Game Awards

By James O'Connor, Friday, 2 December 2016 02:51 GMT

Phoenix Labs, a game studio founded by ex-Riot employees, has unveiled its first title.

Dauntless is a free-to-play PC game. No actual gameplay was shown.

Phoenix Labs formed back in August 2014, and has now expanded to 40 employees.

A look through their Twitter archive reveals that, back in 2015, they were working on something called Archon, which is the Greek word for ‘ruler’. Whether or not this is the same thing, or if it has any ties to the old Amiga game remains to be seen.

Polygon has gotten its hands on a few more details: the game is a four-player co-op action title in which you craft weapons and go after giant monsters. It will be set in a post-apocalyptic world made up of numerous floating islands.

Phoenix Labs’ statement of intent is outlaid on their website: “we makes games because we love them, and believe that people are the ends, not the means”.

Dauntless is due for release in 2017.

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