Nine to Five is a new first-person shooter coming to PC sometime in 2020. You may have missed its announcement, as it had a world premiere at the Game Awards. To say there were a lot of massive announcements during that show is an understatement. Heck, even Microsoft decided to announce their new Xbox Series X next-generation console during the show. Fear not; I have some details for you.
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The concept of Nine to Five is that in the not-so-distant future, corporations run everything. With corporations in control, being a mercenary is like any other nine to five job. You punch in, achieve your objective, then punch out and go home.
Nine to Five boasts a tactical first-person shooting experience that is based on outsmarting your opponent instead of outgunning. Twitchy reflexes won’t outperform teamwork, strategy, and thinking on the fly.
Three teams of three mercenaries compete over three rounds. Three threes. That makes it pretty easy to remember. Each round will have its own specific objective. This mechanic means the outcome of one round has a direct impact on the goal of the next round. With an ever-shifting objective, you can see why strategy and the ability to think on your feet will beat out raw shooting ability.
I will forgive you if you have never heard of Redhill Games. They are a new studio, and this is their first game.
Redhill Games is based out of offices in Cyprus and Finland. They are made up of industry veterans and led by folks with experience at some very well known studios. Past companies on the resumes for the executive team include Remedy, Wargaming, and 2K, to name a few.
If you are unfamiliar with any of those studios, a quick Google search will likely get you excited. The studios these folks have worked for have brought us games like World of Tanks, Alan Wake, Max Payne, and most recently Control.
Release & Cost
Right now, the only thing we know about the release date for Nine to Five is that we will get an Alpha sometime in 2020. You can sign up for their Alpha now on the Nine to Fivewebsite.
As far as cost goes, it looks like it will be a free to play game. There is even a job opening on Redhill Games’ website looking for a Monetization Designer. In the job listing, they refer to a “free to play tactical shooter”.
I am very excited about Nine to Five. I am primarily a PC gamer, and I enjoy first-person shooters. If you read my latest review on the DM1 FPS mouse from Dream Machines, I talk about the ungodly amount of time I sink into Paladins. Pre-Paladins, I had a similar obsession with Rainbow Six Siege.
Even though I love first-person shooters, I am not the best pure shooter in the world. I tend to do well via teamwork, role specialization, and quick problem-solving. If Nine to Five delivers what is promised, I will be spending a lot of time with it.
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