New World Interactive has announced that starting on Friday, December 7 and running through the weekend, an open beta period will invite everyone to try Insurgency: Sandstorm for free on Steam. Insurgency: Sandstorm is the FPS sequel to indie smash-hit Insurgency, brings action-packed, nerve-wracking modern military combat to PC that is scheduled for a December 12th release.
To get potential players ready, the new Gameplay Overview Trailer commented by developers breaks down all the ways Insurgency: Sandstorm is unique, from the high lethality gunplay, to an atmospheric minimal HUD, to Commander-Observer tagteams calling in fire support, to the extensive character and weapon customization, to the very design of maps, modes, and even sound.
New World Interactive’s lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas narrates the action, explaining every movement, explosion, and pull of the trigger. Across eight minutes of gameplay footage he explains how New World Interactive combined the best of shooter fundamentals with a realistic approach to ballistics, equipment, and other gameplay factors, creating an incredible FPS experience. Everything you see – from weapons to vehicles to maps and modes – will be available in the Open Beta for everyone.
New World Interactive are currently putting the finishing touches on a massive update to deploy when the Open Beta starts, representing a big content upgrade on the current Closed Beta offering. This includes the full map pool, character improvements including new voice lines, an optimization pass, and much more.