The small yet talented team at Phoenix Labs has been hard at work on their upcoming action RPG Dauntless for years now. The studio, comprised of former BioWare, Blizzard Entertainment, and Capcom members, released their open beta to the public just about a year ago. Today the team has confirmed that the official Dauntless release date will arrive almost exactly a year later.
The studio announced that the Dauntless release date has been slated for May 21st, 2019. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One then. The project will exit early access on this date too, releasing formally on the Epic Games Store.
Phoenix Labs confirmed the move to the Epic Games Store back in January. The team cited the launcher’s ability to easily incorporate cross-platform play as their primary reason for the move.
In the future, the team hopes to release a One Dauntless system across a platforms. This would allow for players to have their progress saved to one account and have it accessible across all viable platforms. This would be incorporated in the game’s intended future releases on Nintendo Switch and mobile too.
In the meantime, Slayers around the globe can expect a slew of upgrades upon the official Dauntless release date. Phoenix Labs states that a complete campaign rework is incoming, as is the Mastery system and the launch of Hunt Pass Season 5: Hidden Blades.
The developers say “Hunt Pass Season 5: Hidden Blades transforms the world of Dauntless into a Moon Blossom Festival and offers Slayers a huge variety of thematic gear to flaunt their inner ninja.” Slayers will have 50 new levels of content to work through with a variety of rewards along the way.
The aforementioned Mastery system introduces a new way to work on your slaying. Here, you can earn additional experience, unlock achievement and reep new rewards. As for the campaign, Phoenix Labs teases that “Everything from questing and crafting to meeting other Slayers and pursuing Behemoths has received massive updates.” This also includes an “End of Hunt” screen that provides a bunch of useful information, including progress made across Mastery cards, quest rewards, break parts earned and more.
With the Dauntless release date set for next week, the free-to-play title will now be available to millions of players hoping to get a crack at the game on console. We’ll see you Slayers out there.