After two successful closed betas in September and October, The Behemoth continued development on Pit People with feedback from the gaming community. It was the first time The Behemoth had hosted a closed beta for two platforms in the same year! Now, the game has a confirmed release date (of sorts at least).
The Pit People release date is set for January 13, 2017 coming to Xbox One Game Preview and Steam Early Access. Pit People will be the first time the studio does early access and it’ll be the first time they release a digital title on two separate platforms in the same year! Note: The Xbox One version and Steam version are separate purchases and cross-platform between the two are not supported.
After implementing changes post-beta, holding onto the game in its current state just felt weird. The core gameplay is complete and they’ll be adding content until the full version is released. Pit People is at a point where there’s more than enough fun, content, variety, value and play-time to keep someone happy. The release will be used as an opportunity to monitor the balance in the game and continue implementing feedback from the gaming community.
The Pit People Early Access experience will include a sizeable chunk of the Story mission, plus access to several world maps, quests, Unfair Challenge against the AI, and Versus mode. The game can be experienced as a single player or two-player cooperative mode. Additionally, versus can be played with up to 4 people in 2v2. All multiplayer modes can be played locally or online!
Development will be continuous throughout Early Access which means things like more quests, collectible items, story missions, world maps and other polish will be worked on. As a thank you to those who support The Behemoth in their first ever Early Access release and in appreciation for playing the game early during its development stages, there will be a $5 discount off the full release price! Pit People will be a low $15 during Early Access on both platforms! Once the game has made its full release, the price point will be $20. Of course, if you purchase it during Early Access the game will unlock all the features once the full release comes out and you keep all of your save data.