RyseUp Studios and Starbreeze's Roboquest has been in Steam Early Access from 2020 up until the present. All that fine tuning is now coming to an end because Roboquest has fully launched on Xbox and PC at last. Not only is the game on all the big PC storefronts, it's also available through Game Pass, which should greatly help with finding co-op partners.
Roboquest begins with Max, the human protagonist, driving through the desert of her futuristic world. There, she locates the lifeless body of a guardian robot. Max soon repairs the robot. Together, Max and the other robots she recruits will embark on a quest to rescue their city and save humanity. Who must they fight against? Evil robots, of course.
The game is a first-person shooter/roguelike. After completing a single-player tutorial, players will arrive in the base camp. There, the players can interact with NPCs, manage characters, purchase gameplay upgrades, and set out on missions. The coolest basecamp functionality, however, is the ability to summon a "brobot" - a co-op partner, in other words. The game supports 2-player online co-op rather than four, so calling the partner a brobot makes sense. He's your bro! Cross-play is also supported, presumably between Xbox, Windows, Steam, and Epic.
The version 1.0 update majorly reworks many of the game systems, so players who bought the game before will need to start fresh playthroughs.The version 1.0 update majorly reworks many of the game systems, so players who bought the game before will need to start fresh playthroughs.
Some of the version 1.0 features include:
- More levels
- Final boss and final level
- A new class
- New weapons, new perks
- Gadget rework
- Quest / Secret / NPCs
- Power Crystals
- Final Cinematics
- Game polish overall
- Performance update overall
At launch, the Xbox and Windows Store versions of the game are experiencing connection issues. The developer is already working on a fix, and a major update is planned for late January. Read more about the version 1.0 update and launch issues on the patch notes page.
Roboquest sells for $24.99 on Xbox/Windows Store, Steam, and Epic. The Steam version is Steam Deck compatible. During launch week, the Steam and Epic versions are on sale for 20 percent off. The Xbox and Windows versions are available on Game Pass, so be sure to try the game while you can!