the finals xbox

Okay, so, this one's blasted onto our radar out of absolutely nowhere! 'The Finals' is an upcoming free-to-play shooter from Swedish developer Embark Studios, who's also hard at work on the promising-looking Arc Raiders. The team is comprised of ex-Battlefield devs among others, and going off this trailer, you can probably tell!

We're not entirely sure about what's going on here — it looks bloody chaotic we tell you — but the visuals look very impressive and if core gameplay can match that, Embark could be onto something special with The Finals.

As the name suggests, the game is framed around a game show of sorts, with players competing in "escalating tournaments" to determine who comes out on top. It looks, and sounds, like Battlefield's signature destruction has made its way over to this new series!

Sure, you can aim and shoot, but contestants that add our carefully curated virtual environments to their arsenal are more likely to advance, so do anything you can imagine in the name of victory! Burn arenas to the ground! Send wrecking balls crashing into your opponents! Don't just pull triggers - pull down buildings!

The game's closed PC alpha begins tomorrow, September 29th, and a console version of the full game has already been announced. We're very intrigued to see where this one ends up!

Does 'The Finals' look like something you'd try out? Let us know in the comments.