Webzen has announced that their debut first-person shooter, Arctic Combat, will be entering open beta on December 7th - just two days from the time of this post.
Arctic Combat takes place in the future, during World War III. The team has been working on the game since 2007, fine tuning the mechanics and building a great gameplay experience. Webzen has put an emphasis on the skill-based nature of Arctic Combat, making this a really good fit for the eSports community. Indeed, the team has already hosted several closed beta Arctic Combat tournaments in both North America and Europe.
When the game launches in open beta on Webzen's own Global Service Portal, the publisher is simultaneously releasing a Steam version of the game for players who prefer that method of playing. Both games connect to the same servers, so no worry that Steam players won't be able to play with GSP folks.
“With its strong competitive component and community features, Arctic Combat is a fantastic fit for the Steam community,” said Webzen's Jihun Lee, in today's press release. “We’re pleased to open up the game for NA/EU players, and we look forward to delivering news about a series of eSports tournaments featuring Arctic Combat.”
Arctic Combat is, of course, a free to play title just like the rest of Webzen's catalog. The open beta is set to kick off on Thursday, December 6th so make sure you check back in with us at FPS General for more information when it goes live.