Released in 2013, Reciever is a first person shooter game with a heavy focus on simulating realistic gun mechanics. The game that was initially developed in for the 7-day FPS challenge quickly rose to fame due to its unique and interesting take on the classic shooter genre. Over six years after its release, developer Wolfire Games has announced a sequel that is slated for release in Early 2020.
The announcement comes by way of a short reveal trailer, check it out:
Although the reveal trailer didn’t share detailed information, Receiver 2’s Steam listing does explain a few things. First and foremost, just like the original, the sequel won’t feature killable people or animals. The story of the game only features hostile enemies in the form of turrets, robots, and drones. These automatic bots are under the effects of the “Mindkill”, an evil entity that plays a role in the main storyline.
As for its features, Receiver 2 diverts its focus from action-packed gameplay to slow-paced and methodical gunfights. game has new sidearms “modeled down to every spring and pin”. Players familiar with the original will know that enemies can be eliminated with a single well-placed shot, and the same is the case for the sequel.
Compared to the first game, Receiver 2 maintains the same gameplay but with “more of everything.“ For example, the developers claim that there are “many more sidearms” and that the sequel simulates “*all* of the moving parts” for each gun.
When asked about their “obsession” with guns, developer Wolfire writes:
“Love them or hate them, firearms are everywhere in our culture. If you want to understand it then you must understand them as well. While many games include firearms, we felt it was time to have a game that is actually about them.”
Receiver 2 is currently in development for PC and is expected to release on Steam in early 2020. Don’t expect a VR version as the game is designed to be played on a monitor with a mouse and keyboard. If you’re keen on testing out the realistic gun mechanics, the first game is available now on PC via Steam and is currently 80% off.