Harmonix is mostly known for Rock Band, the game that made all of us feel like rock stars in the late 2000's but now they are back with something completely different. Today, Harmonix announced Chroma, a free-to-play, music driven, first person shooter for the PC.
What makes Chroma so different from other FPS games is that the shooting mechanics tie directly into the games combat. This is very exciting to me because I love FPS games but I also love innovation. This seems like a crazy, new concept and I cannot wait to see if they can pull it off.
Harmonix is also accepting applications for a limited closed alpha of the game. To sign up for the alpha, check out www.playchroma.com
Hamonix gave us the run down of the games key features.
- Music-driven FPS gameplay – Music matters. Chroma features innovative first-person shooter mechanics that tie the game’s soundtrack directly to combat, traversal, and more.
- Music is your weapon – Unleash streams of sound and music with your arsenal and bring the musical landscape to life in battle! From deep wobbling bass to the crunch of an electric guitar, crushing metal drums to poppy synths, choose a weapon load-out that reflects your musical tastes and personal style and take your sounds into battle.
- Band together – Your team is your band: Join up with your friends and battle for glory.. Master multiple classes, each with their own unique musical gameplay mechanics and perks, and lead your team to victory.
- Conquer shifting terrain – “Change Ups” at major musical moments dramatically alter the landscape of the battlefield in real time both physically and strategically, raising sniper towers, adding cover, and more in sync with the music.
- Free-to-play, but not “pay-to-win” – Free to jump in and play with deep customization, but smartly designed to preserve a fun and fair experience for all players.
Be sure to check out the first trailer for the game below. Chroma will be free to play and available on Steam sometime in 2014.