The First Descendant release date, trailers, gameplay, & platforms

The First Descendant release date, trailers, gameplay, & platforms
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Harry Boulton

Last updated 

7th Jun 2024 23:12


So many people are looking forward to The First Descendant ahead of its release, and we've got all of the latest trailers, gameplay details, platforms, and open beta information that you'll want to know right here.

The First Descendant is one of the most anticipated looter-shooters on the horizon for console and PC, letting you team up with three other players in third-person action in a fight to save humanity. There's new information being released about the game all of the time, so your best place to stay tuned is right here.

Continue reading for all of the trailers, gameplay, platforms, and release date details for The First Descendant, as we've got everything you'll need to know below.

Do we know The First Descendant release date?

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Thanks to Summer Game Fest, we now know The First Descendant will finally arrive on July 2, 2024.

Check out the release date trailer below.

The First Descendant gameplay details

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When it comes to gameplay, players will be tasked with becoming a 'Descendant' - soldiers who have a mission to save the world against an alien invasion by any means possible. This can be done with up to four players for some exciting cooperative action and takes place exclusively within a third-person perspective.

Additionally, as a looter-shooter, The First Descendant will have a satisfying gameplay loop that constantly throws new and more powerful weapons your way, so that you can always be on the hunt for the next piece of gear to help you complete your missions.

Furthermore, you will tackle plenty of missions that house a variety of different tricky scenarios - and many tough bosses also await you on your travels. All of this is also done in the Unreal Engine 5.2 engine, making for some gorgeous visuals to further enhance your enjoyment.

For more, be sure to check out our preview.

Are there any trailers for The First Descendant?

The initial reveal trailer for The First Descendant was shown at Gamescom in 2022, detailing and mix of cinematics and actual gameplay. This was a great first look at what the game is offering and drew the attention of many fans.

There is also the 'Bunny' trailer which debuts a first look at one of the game's many playable characters, so if you're wondering who you're going to pick then this definitely might be worth a look.

Finally, the most recent trailer comes from Gamescom 2023 - a year after its initial reveal - where we have received a deeper look at the game's systems and more information about the upcoming crossplay beta.

What platforms will The First Descendant be on?

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Here are all of the currently announced platforms for The First Descendant:

  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Xbox One
  • PC

It is very interesting to see that the game is going to be released on previous generation consoles considering the visual fidelity, but it is still great news that more people will be able to jump in and enjoy their time with the game.

So, that's everything we currently know about The First Descendant, showing you the latest trailers, gameplay details, platforms, and all of the open beta details too.

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Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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