Sector's Edge is a free FPS with destructible terrain, out now

Indie studio Vercidium just launched Sector's Edge, an 8v8 FPS with destructible blocky environments, into Early Access. As well as being able to blow holes in the scenery, you can build your own to make a staircase on the fly. It's designed to run well on older PCs, and the install is only 638MB.

Rather than classes Sector's Edge has a weapon loadout system, with each gun you select costing points. (Unspent loadout points give you more blocks to build with.) Those guns have a fair amount of recoil and spray, à la Counter-Strike, and damage drops off over distance as well. For a game that looks kind of like a Minecraft mod, it's got a few nods to weapon realism. Although expect everyone to still be bunny-hopping like wild, of course.

The two developers say Sector's Edge will be in Early Access for approximately six months, and that, "We have plans for new weapons, maps, game modes, characters and skins." They also plan for it to remain free-to-play, "with in-app purchases to unlock customisation options quicker." You can download it on Steam.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.