Former Dead Island 2 Developer Yager Announces ‘Dreadnought’ Closed Beta

Things aren’t going so well for Yager. Last month, Deep Silver announced that it had severed ties with the German developer on Dead Island 2. They then filed for insolvency just days later. That’s not stopping the studio from continuing work on the one game they have left in the pipeline, however, as today they’ve announced that sign-ups for the upcoming PC closed beta of Dreadnought, their team-based space-action game, have begun.

In addition, Dreadnought will be playable to the European public for the very first time at Gamescom this week. Attendees can experience the game’s 5v5 Team Deathmatch mode across two maps and chat with members of YAGER’s development crew on the show floor at Stand C020 in Hall 8.1.

Set in a futuristic era of galactic strife, Dreadnought puts players in command of massive capital ships for all-out tactical action warfare in space and across the skies of distant worlds. Battleships come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each specialized to bring a unique, class-based role to the squad. These vessels can be customized even further with powerful armaments, abilities, perks and a large variety of visual enhancements. The free-to-play game will feature competitive and cooperative online multiplayer modes, as well as a single-player campaign.

Those interested in joining Dreadnought’s first fleet of beta testers can head over here to register.

Watch the Gamescom trailer and check out new screenshots below: