Early Access FAQ
WHAT IS PHANTOM BRIGADE?
Phantom Brigade is a hybrid real-time and turn-based tactical RPG, focusing on in-depth customization and player-driven stories. As the last surviving squad of mech pilots, you must use your advantage of prediction technology to capture enemy equipment and facilities to level the playing field. Outnumbered and out-gunned, we need you to lead the Brigade through a desperate campaign to retake their war-torn homeland.
WHAT IS EARLY ACCESS?
Early Access is a period in which players can purchase Phantom Brigade early if they would like to support development, help shape its future, or simply experience the game before 1.0. During this time we’ll continue to add features, balance the game based on player feedback and further polish the game.
WHY EARLY ACCESS?
Early Access allows us to get your feedback as early as possible so we can make Phantom Brigade the best game it can be. We’re bursting with ideas and want you to help us shape the future of the game.
HOW LONG WILL THE GAME BE IN EARLY ACCESS?
We are currently planning on having Early Access for at least a year. However, this could change if we feel like the game is not ready for a full 1.0 launch.
HOW IS THE FULL VERSION PLANNED TO DIFFER FROM THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION?
The full version will have additional features, more content, better game balance, cinematic tools, and improved mod support.
HOW CAN WE HELP THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK?
We’d love to hear your feedback and there are a few places you can reach us to do that. You can find us on Discord, head over to our Forums or find us on Twitter. Alternatively you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW OFTEN WILL YOU BE UPDATING PHANTOM?
Phantom Brigade will see one major update to the game per month, similar to our other project Industries of Titan. Phantom Brigade major releases should land on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The Experimental branch of Phantom Brigade will likely see an update a week at least as we roll out our new features for testing.
WILL PHANTOM BE ON LINUX/MAC?
We do not currently have plans to support Linux or Mac. We may consider porting to Mac and Linux at a later date.
WILL THERE BE MULTIPLAYER?
Multiplayer for Phantom Brigade is not planned at this time. We want to focus on the best single player experience possible for Early Access.
IS THERE A SOUNDTRACK FOR PHANTOM?
The Phantom Brigade OST is not currently available, but should be sometime before 1.0.
WHAT LANGUAGES AND REGIONS ARE SUPPORTED?
Early Access supports English language only, with multilingual support coming at a later date.
WILL THERE BE CONTROLLER SUPPORT?
Yes! We are currently working on implementing this.
WILL THERE BE MOD SUPPORT?
We have a strong relationship with the modding community from the previous version of the game - we would love to support modding through early access and into our full release.
WILL THERE BE SUPPORT FOR CUSTOM KEY BINDINGS?
We plan on adding this functionality during Early Access.
WILL PHANTOM SUPPORT CLOUD SAVES?
Yes, Phantom Brigade currently supports cloud saves through the Epic Game Store.
WILL PHANTOM BRIGADE BE DRM-FREE?
Yes, Phantom Brigade will be DRM-free.
WHO ARE BRACE YOURSELF GAMES?
We’re the indie Katamari! Brace Yourself Games hails from Vancouver, Canada and is the independent game studio behind Crypt of the NecroDancer and Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda. Our games Industries of Titan and Phantom Brigade are currently in Early Access.
WHO IS WORKING ON PHANTOM BRIGADE?
You can find a list of the team credits here on the web, or in the game’s main menu on the “help pages” sub-menu.