We're starting a new series today with an exciting stream. Today, on our YouTube channel, we'll be live streaming a preview session of The Waylanders with the game's narrative director, Emily Grace Buck!
The stream goes live today at 3 p.m. CT, and will last for however long our demo is. We plan to show off the character creator, run through the first big combat section of the game, laugh at how many times I die to the first boss, and talk all things Waylanders. We'll embed the stream below closer to showtime, which should also act as a VOD if you miss the broadcast.
The Waylanders is an upcoming RPG set in a fantasy version of the Celtic age, where gods live, immortals hide deep underground, and magic is not uncommon in the least. It wears its early BioWare inspirations on its sleeve, from a wide-ranging cast of companions to its old-school tactical combat. But having played a fair ways into it already, the ways that The Waylanders has modernized the genre norms.
Party members can create formations, ranging from a phalanx of spears to a massive rock golem, each of which has its own benefits and drawbacks. The action can be zoomed in and out with a button push, from an overhead classical view to a more modern, behind-the-back third-person view.
This is also an early access build of The Waylanders, and I do need to stress, this is a real early access. There are some items missing, some graphical glitches, and pieces of dialogue that haven't been voiced or lip-synched yet. The combat is fairly polished where it's at, but some of the story scenes and interstitials are still a bit rough, though the team has been fairly upfront about it.
This is part of what we aim to be an ongoing, weekly series of streams here at USgamer. We don't really have a name for it yet-the hardest part of any ongoing feature-but the plan is that we're going to bring you more video content, starting with these weekly streams. It might be a sitdown with a developer or notable industry figurehead like it is today, or maybe just a quick romp through a brand-new or unreleased game. Feel free to hang out in chat with us and talk!
The Waylanders hits Steam Early Access on June 16, 2020. If you're interested, we look forward to seeing you in the stream chat!