Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite is coming to Steam Early Access on December 18, 2020. This game, designed by indie developer Red Jake Studios, is inspired by the “golden age” of FPS games from the ’90s and 2000s. The studio’s love for “old school” shooters heavily influences their design and development process as evident by the 100% boots on the ground game design.
What is Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite?
Tip of the Spear: Elite Task Force is an infantry-only, tactical FPS featuring up to 50 players in classic multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. While inspired by the games of yesteryear, the game looks very modern thanks to the graphical powers of the Unreal Engine. Players can choose between four distinct classes: Assault, Medic, Sniper, Gunner. There are also designated bases to prevent random spawns during gameplay, a critical feature missing from a lot of today’s AAA FPS titles.
There will be five playable maps during its Early Access launch. Five more maps are in development that’ll be delivered to Early Access participants for free. Battles will take place over 10 square miles in size (16 square kilometers) throughout close-quarters urban environments and mountainous ridges. There’s also planned support for new game modes, skin customization, a map editor, clan support, and mods with Steam Workshop.
Watching a quick bit of gameplay and peering at the screenshots, the game looks like a trip back in time. I get a distinct Counter-Strike (but with ADS) meets Rainbow Six feel.
When is TotS coming out?
The game releases on December 18th, 2019 via Steam Early Access with a full release due sometime in 2020. Be sure to check out the gameplay trailer below and let us know in the comments below what you think. Is this the next best shooter?