Project Genesis Brings Stellar Shooter and Spaceship Combat to Steam This April

Published: March 20, 2020 7:00 AM /


Project Genesis release date

The Project Genesis release date has been revealed by the developers in a press release. After quite a few months of waiting, it looks like we'll be able to start playing this first-person shooter and space combat hybrid a lot sooner than we might have hoped.

If you haven't yet checked out Project Genesis, then you've been sleeping on a pretty cool upcoming game. In the far future, humanity has gone out to space. Unfortunately, something went a little bit... wrong.

As a result of these new challenges, people have ended up fighting one another because that's the kind of dumb stuff humans like to do all the time. That's represented in the game with some pretty nice first-person shooter combat —  but that's not all there is to the game.

Getting to the enemy ship isn't an easy task; after all, you have to fly a pretty long distance. That's why you can also pilot one of the various different types of spaceships, dogfighting or lobbing bombs at the enemy capital ship. Once the shields are done, you can launch a breaching pod and transition to FPS action in one of the coolest sequences I've seen in gaming in a long time.

Project Genesis release date

When is the Project Genesis Release Date?

If you like first-person shooters or space combat games, you should consider checking out Project Genesis. If you like both of those genres, then you'd be silly to pass this game up when it launches for Steam Early Access April 24, 2020.

In addition to the game coming to Steam Early Access, the developers will also launch a pre-alpha playtesting opportunity to everyone on Steam starting on March 20. You'll have to sign up for an account at in order to play the game during this free playtesting period.

It should be noted that a "Test Pilot" program is also available for the truly dedicated fans of the game. From the press release:

For those who wish to take their gaming [experience] or community involvement to the next level, Project Genesis is also accepting applications to their Pilot Program. The Pilot Program has several areas to participate in such as Test Pilots (who receive the most up to date development builds to bug hunt or provide critical feedback), Creators (who are interested in creating, broadcasting or streaming content), and Ambassadors (who participate in the moderation and social media conversations). All Pilot Program participants will be awarded exclusive badges that will be displayed on special locations in-game, website leaderboards, and
in their online player profiles.

You can join 8 Circuit Studios' Discord to find out how to apply to the Test Pilot Program.

The Project Genesis release date is April 24, 2020, and it will launch at a starting price of $29.99. For now, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam.

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