Second Extinction is bringing zany dinosaur co-op firefights to Xbox soon


Look out for the Game Preview launch on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One this spring

Second Extinction, a dinosaur-horde-blasting co-op shooter, reminds me of eating sugary cereal for dinner. It’s not something you can pull off on a regular basis, but there’s a time and a place, for sure.

This would go over well in Game Pass, wouldn’t it? That electrified tripwire speaks to me.

I first heard about the game in the Xbox Series X showcase event last May, where it stood out in the crowd as a not-so-guilty-pleasure. While it has been playable on PC in Steam Early Access since October 2020, Second Extinction hasn’t made it over to consoles yet – but it’s finally getting closer.

Systemic Reaction is planning to launch the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One versions in spring 2021. That’s not to say it’ll be “done” by then, though – Second Extinction will be a Game Preview title.

The work-in-progress PC version is a week away from getting its Pre-Season 3 update, so it’s still trucking. One of the focal points is making sure players can jump in alone and learn the ropes.

Young me would’ve wanted action figures of these mutated dinosaurs. They could’ve faced off against my cherished Primal Rage and Jurassic Park toys (with an assist from the Kenner Aliens line).