The Cycle from Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager Development is a PvEvP shooter that has you compete against other players to complete monster-slaying quests, and it's available to play now.
The shooter is in open alpha now on Epic Games Store after a year-long closed alpha where they worked out some kinks in what sounds like a quite confusing premise already. Yager's advice is to "play it and find out" what kind of game it is.
Its visuals seem very familiar to another PvE title on the Epic Games Store right now, Dauntless, which sees you embark as a hunter of monsters in a free-to-play version of a popular game franchise whose name eludes us at the moment.
Here is how The Cycle describes itself:
You can download The Cycle to play now on the Epic Games Store to find out how that plays.
The Cycle's open alpha announcement came as part of the opening ceremony of Gamescom 2019, Opening Night Live. This is the first such keynote stream, organized by industry veteran Geoff Keighley, and has some of the heft of an E3 presentation if not all of the exclusives.
For more of what was revealed during Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live, check out our other coverage.