The Riftbreaker is out today, the latest base-building RPG from EXOR Studios. With a detailed sci-fi world and plenty of customization options, it’s a game that’ll keep you busy for hundreds of hours. With mechanics as deep as these, many players are wondering whether they can tackle The Riftbreaker with friends in tow. Fear not, as we break down whether the game has co-op functionality, so you know whether you can decimate enemy bases and conquer the futuristic world together.
Is There Co-Op in The Riftbreaker?
Sadly, there is no co-op functionality in The Riftbreaker. It’s a single-player RPG at heart, and as such you aren’t able to team up with friends to play.
That's according to the game's own Steam page. It confirms that The Riftbreaker is single-player - and since there's no mention of co-op, it might not be a feature coming any time soon. However, there is reason to hope, as developers EXOR Studios has previously mentioned that co-op functionality may be added down the line.
Yes, while there isn't co-op in The Riftbreaker quite yet, it could be a mechanic added in future updates. In a Q&A on the game's official Steam page, EXOR Studios were asked about the game's co-op support. They confirmed that, at launch, it would be a single-player experience. However, they also said that they have co-op in mind for the future - but as a small development team, it wasn't possible to add that before its launch this month.
As such, EXOR Studios promises a co-op update to come further down the line. The good news is that it'll be a free addition, so you won't have to purchase any downloadable content to play The Riftbreaker with friends. As such, there will be co-op in The Riftbreaker one day - but you might have to play single-player for a while until that functionality is added.
The Riftbreaker Co-Op Mechanics
While co-op isn't here yet, we can take a look at EXOR Studios' other games to guess what features there may be. Their most recent release, X-Morph: Defence, featured both split-screen co-op, and online co-op. As such, you can team up with a friend regardless of whether they're in the room with you, or not.
One thing we don't know is how many players will be supported in The Riftbreaker's co-op. That's a tidbit that hasn't been announced by EXOR Studios, so we'll have to wait and see. However, you can guarantee that it'll be at least two-player co-op, or the mechanics simply wouldn't work.
All in all, it's good news for those thinking of purchasing The Riftbreaker. While co-op functionality isn't here yet, players have plenty of time to grind the game before they take to the battlefield with friends. After all that time to practice, you'll be able to craft expert bases and weaponry in no time. You and your co-op partners will be an unstoppable alien-killing machine - but you'll have to wait until the collaborative feature launches.