Concord Hit With Overly Negative Response After Reveal

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Concord Hit With Overly Negative Response After Reveal

The debut of Concord at Sony’s PlayStation State of Play hasn’t been as well received as Sony and developer Firewalk would’ve hoped. In the hours since Concord’s first trailer and gameplay were revealed, the game has been hit with an overly negative response from gamers.

As of publishing, Concord’s cinematic reveal trailer has a 76.99% negative rating while its gameplay trailer has an 82.39% dislike rate. And the comments from fans haven’t been any better, with Concord being panned for numerous things ranging from appearing like another Overwatch clone to having “no soul”.

“The cutscene sold me on an adventure,” said one commenter. “The very next words out [of] the developer’s mouth is 5v5 FPS.”

Said another, “It’s like Guardians of the Galaxy meets Suicide Squad meets Overwatch.”

Concord is a 5v5 hero shooter set in the new Concord galaxy. The game sees players take control of one of a number of “Freegunners”, each having different abilities.

“The Freegunners roam the stars taking high-stakes jobs on worlds across Wild space, where they face other fiercely competitive Freegunner crews,” game director Ryan Ellis said. “From match-to-match, you’ll form your team of Freegunners with other players and battle it out with rival crews to take home the reward across a variety of maps and modes.”

He added: “While our core gunplay will feel familiar to shooter fans, the versatility and variety of each Freegunner and their abilities makes it so aim and thumbskill alone aren’t always enough to come out on top.”

The game launches on August 23, 2024, for PlayStation 5 and PC.


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