R2Games and Mechanist Games have announced that City of Steam will be launching into beta this week and that all interested players can check out the forthcoming game. The beta is expected to kick off on May 10th with a host of new and improved features.
New in the Beta are Events, Wilderness Levels, Jumping, Jetpacks, a much smoother tutorial, a streamlined skill, talent and crafting system (more on crafting soon!), a new way of doing quests, cosmetic items and sets, a new PVP system, an energy system (more on this a little further down), more balanced everythings, improved itemization, further improved UI, customizable keybindings (finally!) and cancelable auto attacks. We also took something out of the game; the Factions, as they previously existed, are no more. Your company will no longer be aligned to a Faction as we weren’t happy with how the system turned out. On the other hand, you will still be interacting with the Factions very soon; we have some interesting plans for them coming up in one of the soon-to-be released hubs. We’re also wondering if there are any MOBA fans in these parts ‘o town? They *might* have reasons to be pretty happy as well.
Head to the City of Steam page for more information.