THE FINALS: Trailers, gameplay details, platforms & everything we know

THE FINALS: Trailers, gameplay details, platforms & everything we know
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj


7th Mar 2023 15:10


If you're looking for yet another multiplayer shooter game, you must know about THE FINALS trailer, gameplay details, and more. THE FINALS is an upcoming multiplayer FPS game from developers Embark Studios and publisher Nexon - aiming to be a unique experience with its fully destructible game map, knockout-based system, richer gameplay, and visual customization options adding variety to its gameplay and other similar features. Continue reading our guide to learn about THE FINALS release date and platforms, trailers, gameplay details, and further details. 

THE FINALS: Release date speculation

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As of the time of writing, THE FINALS is yet to receive an official release date or window. So far, we know the game is under development for the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms. One point to note is that THE FINALS closed alpha began on September 29, 2022, on PC. This is a good sign that the game is making positive steps in its development. 

THE FINALS: Platforms

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THE FINALS is a next-gen game that utilizes the new generation consoles and PC hardware, and it is not coming to PS4 and Xbox OneTHE FINALS press releases mention only PC, PS5, and PS5, Xbox Series X|S under platforms, confirming no plans to release the game on previous-gen consoles. 

We expect THE FINALS to release sometime next year, in Q1 2023 or Q2 2023. In any case, we will update this article when THE FINALS gets an official release date. 

THE FINALS: Trailers

THE FINALS has two trailers. The first one is THE FINALS teaser trailer we got during the first day of Gamescom 2022, held on August 24, 2022. As expected, it was a short teaser that revealed a few details about the game: it was getting developed by Embark Studios, the developers behind Arc Raiders, a free-to-play third-person co-op game. In the twenty-four seconds long teaser, we got a mix of THE FINALS gameplay and cinematic, highlighting its destructible environment feature. 

The second trailer got revealed a few days before the closed alpha took place and hence got its name, "THE FINALS Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer." It was a one-minute eighteen seconds long trailer showcasing the gunplay, the environment you can use as a weapon to your benefit, the availability of the Grappling Hook, and a foam-like thing you can use for traversal. It gave us the vibes of the Goo Canon from Prey. And, of course, the destructible environment and a few other things. 

THE FINALS: Gameplay Details

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THE FINALS is a three-player team-based multiplayer first-person shooter game that doesn't officially promote itself as a battle royale but sure has its elements. The gameplay is fast-paced and full of action. Besides traditional melee and lethal weapons, players can use the objects in the environment to attack opponents or create a distraction. Similar to Battlefield 4's multiplayer, but on a much larger scale, THE FINALS game map is fully destructible. You can obliterate a team hiding in a building by destroying the supporting pillars and collapsing the entire thing. 

Apart from that, there are pieces of equipment like the Grapple, that Foam weapon we talked about earlier, and other things that will help you with the game's verticality, to traverse tall structures. The game boasts that you can alter, exploit and destroy the game map. Though, we don't know to what extent we can do these things.

THE FINALS also features visual and gameplay customization options to support different playstyles. The press release of THE FINALS has an exciting line that somewhat confirms that THE FINALS is not just another multiplayer first-person shooter game. It says, "Lose, and you can jump right back into a new tournament — win, and you can reach THE FINALS."

So, we are assuming THE FINALS is a knockout-based game and not a battle royale. 

Is THE FINALS Free To Play?

Yes! THE FINALS is a free-to-play game you can download from Steam, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store when it releases on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.