The First Descendant: Release date, platforms, trailers & more

Jessica Filby
an image of a character in The First Descendant

The First Descendant is Nexon’s latest third-person looter shooter, so here’s everything we know about its release – from trailers to the platforms it will be available on.

The First Descendant is a cooperative action RPG that brings a looter shooter experience that many players are hyped for. It’s a next-generation looter shooter that’s all about grabbing guns, destroying enemies, and taking all the loot you find.

With the premiere of a new trailer and release date at Summer Game Fest, players now have an idea of the gameplay, the official release date, the platforms it will be released on, and so much more. Here’s everything we know about The First Descendant.

The First Descendant gameplay screenshot

Is there a release date for The First Descendant?

The First Descendant officially releases worldwide on July 2, 2024.

What platforms can you play it on?

The First Descendant will be available on Xbox One and Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. This means fans can experience this game on their chosen console.

Is The First Descendant free to play?

Yes, The First Descendant will be a completely free-to-play experience.

How many players can play The First Descendant?

Up to four players can team up and play The First Descendant. The game having both crossplay and cross-progression support means you can squad up with your friends across other platforms.

If you’re playing on PC while your friends are either on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4, or PS5, you’d be able to team up and play together.

All trailers

The first real taste we get of The First Descendant is through the trailers, which we now have a handful to enjoy.

The First Descendant teaser trailer

The First Descendent’s teaser trailer was the first look we had at the title, which you can watch below. In it, the clip teases the game’s world alongside some dramatic in-game footage and some equally huge boss battles.

Official trailer reveal

On August 23, 2022, the Official Trailer was revealed for Gamescom 2022. It delves deeper into the story of The First Descendent while showing off its in-game design.

Tokyo Game Show trailer

Featuring new gameplay, an introduction to the available characters, and the roles you can play, the Tokyo Game Show trailer shows off more gameplay details in the upcoming title. You can watch it below:

Launch date reveal trailer

On June 8, 2024, the devs released a trailer at the Summer Game Fest 2024 and the video revealed the official release date of the game. It featured more insight into gameplay, cutscenes, environment, characters, and much more.

Gameplay and story

The First Descendant is a looter shooter that feels reminiscent of Outriders. It boasts unique characters, challenging bosses, and dynamic action which all run in Unreal Engine 5.

As for the story, The First Descendant’s Steam page states that players are “given a mission to fight against the invaders for the survival of humans and to protect the Ingris continent”. Which hints at an apocalyptic setting, non-human enemies, and a vast amount of exploration within the ‘Ingris continent’.

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