NEWS : Posted by : July 11, 2017
After lots of anticipation, we’re stoked to announce that Raw Data Update 0.7—a.k.a. The Rogue Update, our most ambitious and content-heavy update yet!—will officially drop this Friday, July 14, exactly a year after Raw Data made its Steam Early Access debut. It’s a fitting milestone to mark, as 0.7 is the final Early Access update before Raw Data joins the roster of finished titles later this year.
To celebrate, we’ve packed a ton of exciting content into this update that we can’t wait for everyone to play.
First off, as you can tell from the name of this update, is our fourth SyndiK8 operative: Elder, the Rogue Hunter. Robin Hood doesn’t have anything on this expert archer and his nanotech-enhanced weaponry. After turning his back on a lifetime as a skilled assassin, Elder is once again taking up his bow against Eden Corp. He has vowed to destroy the corporate demons who broke his family and drove his daughter, Saija, to undertake extreme measures to exact her own revenge. We’ll go more in-depth into Elder’s gameplay and special abilities in his upcoming Hero Profile!
After spending so much time in Eden Tower’s robotics labs, shipping harbors, and data reactors, you might need to take some time off for yourself. Fortunately, aNg3L just obtained access to an entirely new environment: the Botanical Gardens.
In the new Soul Decrypt mission, you’ll board the maglev tram and head for this seemingly tranquil zen garden where you’ll come closer to enlightenment than you ever anticipated…but not in the way you think. With all-new psychedelic environmental mechanics, a lush organic atmosphere, and a major narrative bombshell, Soul Decrypt will have you questioning your own (virtual) reality. We’ll showcase more of the Botanical Gardens this week as we countdown to Friday’s release!
Finally, as you’ve already heard, we’ve been hosting weekend betas of a new, free PvP expansion: Raw Data: Hostile Takeover, which pits you against your fellow players in up to 5v5 king-of-the-hill matches across three challenging maps. Play as the same hero classes you’ve come to know in the story campaign, but with optimized abilities and balanced gameplay, plus artificial (joystick) locomotion. We’ve gotten great feedback from our beta participants, so to celebrate the release of 0.7, we’re opening Hostile Takeover to the entire Raw Data community. We’re stoked to unleash the full force of our operatives onto the battlefields!
As always, thanks so much to our awesome community whose feedback has made all of this possible. You guys rock, and we’re so excited for you all to take aim at The Rogue Update 0.7 and everything it’s adding to the Raw Data universe. We’ll see you soon!
The Raw Data dev team
P.S. While we anticipate the 0.7 launch this Friday, we invite all SyndiK8 operatives to band together (with drop-ins from the devs!) on our official Survios Discord server. Finally, be sure to follow Survios on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest Raw Data and cool VR news!