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Shadowrun Online will release on Steam Early Access March 31

Shadowrun Online, the turn-based MMO funded through Kickstarter, will release on Steam Early Access at the end of the month.

Lockdown, according to the developer, is an introductory offering which will focus on the core mechanics of combat.

Cliffhanger Productions co-founder, Jan Wagner, talks about the release and upcoming features of Shadowrun Online in a the developer video posted above, in case you missed it before.

"We are very excited (and a little frightened) to finally show this first glimpse of the game to the world," said Wagner. "We don’t want to pile on features unless we have nailed the core gameplay elements, so we created this small and polished section for our players to enjoy."

The initial release of Shadowrun Online through Early Access will provide players with a PvP map, two characters, four missions, and basic skills. The limited, combat-focused approach will "provide valuable feedback from Kickstarter backers and the Steam community."

Moving forward, monthly updates will provide players with new content and features, including character creation, skill progression, and new missions.

Shadowrun Online: Lockdown will be cross-platform when it releases, allowing people to play on PC, Mac, and mobile devices.

Early access starts March 31.

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