You keep in mind Gigantic, don’t you? The hero shooter from Motiga that was launched in 2017 and, uh, died a yr later? Nicely no worries if not, as a result of Gearbox is bringing the ill-fated hero shooter again for a limited-time occasion from October 5 to 7, 2023.
A free-to-play hero shooter for the Xbox One and PC, Gigantic was introduced all the way in which again in 2014, with playable alphas and betas main as much as the sport’s eventual launch on July 20, 2017. A 3rd-person shooter with a cartoony artwork type, a 5v5 setup, and 20 completely different heroes, it had gamers competing to energy up their group’s respective “Guardian” to defeat the opposing gamers, injecting some MOBA vibes into the hero shooter format. Sadly for Gigantic, its servers had been shuttered on July 31, 2018, that means gamers had a bit over one year to take pleasure in it. Now Gearbox, which has possession over Gigantic by means of Embracer Group’s acquisition of the sport’s writer in 2021, is giving followers of the sport good cause to rejoice, as emails inviting gamers to leap into the hero shooter as soon as extra have hit inboxes.
Try some gameplay of Gigantic from its launch trailer:
Arriving on October 3, the email reads, “You’re invited to play Gigantic (Once more!) throughout our restricted time throwback occasion.” Accessible by invitation solely, the “throwback occasion” additionally requires the “Arc Launcher,” which, um, very similar to Gigantic, you might be forgiven if you happen to’ve by no means heard of (although someway I occurred to have an account there?).
If you happen to haven’t gotten an invitation, don’t fret. Some users determined that simply signing up for an account will get you in, and I can personally affirm that it really works.
Curiously, this limited-time occasion isn’t only a matter of an previous sport getting the facility thrown again on for a couple of days. As spotted on Windows Central, the sport will even have some “never-before-seen options which have been added only for this occasion.”
Followers over on r/gigantic are, as you’d anticipate, fairly excited and hopeful that this means some sort of potential revival. “Do every part you possibly can to point out assist!” reads one such remark, “we will revive Gigantic if there’s sufficient curiosity!” One other states, “I’m fucking shedding it proper now they higher revive this shit.” Elsewhere on social media, others are expressing their hope that this isn’t only a one-time factor.
On condition that many people won’t keep in mind Gigantic, this sentiment for now appears to be distinctive to its loyal fanbase. Nonetheless, it’s good to see an previous, largely forgotten sport get some consideration.