What you need to know
- The Bleeding Edge tech alpha is opening its doors to Windows 10 PC players.
- Players on PC will get cross save and cross play with Xbox players.
- The next technical alpha test kicks off on October 24.
Bleeding Edge, the latest game from Devil May Cry and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice developer Ninja Theory, is getting ready to kick off another tech alpha test, and this time Windows 10 PC players can get in on the action. In a blog post on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab), the Bleeding Edge team announced that Windows 10 PC players can now sign up to jump into the test at the game's official site.
Bleeding Edge is a four-versus-four multiplayer melee combat game, and it features a rather colorful cast of characters. The first Xbox tech alpha took place in June after the game was announced at E3, and Ninja Theory is continuing to refine the gameplay and add new features.
With the next test, Ninja Theory has added a new offline mode to the game's repertoire. "Aside from PC, we are launching a brand-new feature – play against AI in the Dojo," Ninja Theory said. "The Dojo is a free play area where you can try out fighters and hone your skills when matchmaking is offline. You can also access our tutorials during times when the servers are offline."
Along with the news that PC players will be able to jump in with the next alpha test, Ninja Theory also posted the minimum PC specs for the game. Here's a look:
- OS: Windows 10 (May 2019 update required)
- Processor: Intel i5 4430 / AMD FX 8350
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760 / AMD Radeon 7950
- Memory: 8GB
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 720
- Disk Space: 15GB
The October 24 tech alpha is set to run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). Because of the cross play feature, Xbox and PC players will be battling it out against one another. You can also carry over your saves from PC to Xbox and vice versa.
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