Gene Shift Auto started life as a Geneshift, a topdown, Grand Theft Auto-inspired multiplayer recreation which dropped into Steam Early Entry in 2017. It added a battle royale mode the yr after, once we have been all drunk on Plunkbat. Now it is modified identify and it is going free-to-play on November twenty eighth.
Though Gene Shift Auto’s rounds solely final 5 minutes, it isn’t a simple shmup. You may progress by way of a talent tree over the course of a spherical by doing missions for NPCs, and you will progress faster in the event you resolve to bait and battle the police alongside the way in which, assuming you possibly can survive.
The most recent put up on Steam goes into element on latest adjustments made within the run as much as going free-to-play. These embrace making police swarm you in bigger numbers, making talent improve decisions extra attention-grabbing as you degree up, altering the way you earn XP and cash through killing different gamers, and tweaking the artwork fashion so as to add a “cartoony toon-shader impact”.
Switching to free-to-play additionally signifies that there shall be two tiers of gamers in future. Those that purchased the sport previous to the free-to-play swap being flipped will personal the ‘Deluxe Version’ of the sport, and shall be granted an unique beauty and a bonus 2000 cash of in-game foreign money. Free gamers will successfully be ranging from scratch.
Oddly, to verify the divide between skilled and new gamers does not make the sport too arduous for the latter, a “hardcore mode” has been added to PvP. As an alternative of letting new gamers opt-out of more durable challenges, it permits skilled gamers to opt-in in order that they do much less injury to new account holders in return for a 50% XP bonus on the finish of matches.
You will discover the total changelog over on Steam, the place Gene Shift Auto will go free-to-play on November twenty eighth.