Shooting games constitute one of the biggest genres of the gaming world. The reason for its dominance in the gaming world is the variety it offers from huge multiplayer games to riveting single-player stories. From the bigger AAA titles like Call of Duty to smaller indie games, the genre never fails to amaze us.
One notable indie FPS release like this was from Blue Isle Studios last year in the form of LEAP. A multiplayer shooting game with 60 players, LEAP launched on Steam last year in Early Access. The futuristic shooter announced a PlayStation release in January of last year, but now an ESRB rating suggests it will release on Xbox consoles too.
- LEAP is apparently coming to Xbox consoles besides PlayStation according to an ESRB rating.
- The FPS hasn’t been announced for Xbox by developers Blue Isle.
- It is currently available on Steam Early Access only, with an official PlayStation release pending.
On the ESRB Rating Board’s website, we found this new info about LEAP. The board has rated the game for consoles, pending its release on those platforms. However, it includes two consoles Blue Isle has not previously announced for the FPS.
According to the “Platforms” section of the rating, LEAP will release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S too. The reason this comes as a shock is that the developers did not reveal this beforehand. Blue Isle did announce ports for the PlayStation back in January 2022, but nothing about Xbox.
So, it’s safe to assume that LEAP will release on Xbox consoles with an announcement coming soon. It only launched on Steam in Early Access on June 1, 2022, delaying an original February release. Players have been waiting for the console version for a long time, but the rating suggests it isn’t far away.
Most of the time, when a game is rated like this it’s only a few months away from release. The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game were announced way back at the start of 2022, so it’s about time. Adding Xbox consoles to this launch just makes sense, even though there isn’t official confirmation yet.
We have seen how services like the Xbox Game Pass have helped indie games like High on Life. If LEAP releases on the subscription, there is no reason it won’t have a similar effect. So, an Xbox release is only good for the publishers and the fans.
Talking about the rating, LEAP has a T rating from ESRB, meaning it is ok for Teens to play it. In the game, you play as either a mercenary or a rebel and engage in multiplayer battles. Jetpacks and grappling hooks are available to traverse the environment and players use firearms and explosives to win games.
So, it’s nice to know that the game is taking the same path as other multiplayer shooting games. LEAP will also contain “fast-paced battles” according to the ESRB rating. It is going to be a spectacle as frequent gunfire, explosions, and blood splatter will be part of these battles.
Adding to this, dismemberment is also present in the Blue Isle FPS. We will see the limbs of enemies fly apart when struck with certain weapons. Hence, LEAP is going to be old-school FPS fun for the players.
As of now, there is no telling when the game will release on consoles. Blue Isle Studios are yet to even confirm the Xbox release so all is in the air. Hopefully, it’s sooner rather than later as we can’t wait to play the game.
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