The crew of The Anacrusis pose with a large garden in the background.

The Anacrusis

Available now with Game Pass



The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!

Optimised for Xbox Series X|S

Games built using the Xbox Series X|S development kit are designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S. They will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness and framerates up to 120FPS.

4K Ultra HD

60 frames per second

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Game features

A team battles a towering monster in a large open room on a spaceship.

Never fight the same battle twice

The Anacrusis’s AI Driver spawns all enemies, directs each boss, and places every weapon and gadget to challenge and thrill every player, regardless of skill level. The Driver builds perfect game moments that you’ll want to share with your friends.

Monsters attack a player in a storm of electricity.

Fight aliens using fantastical weapons

Battle the alien menace using an arsenal of classic sci-fi weapons. Buy yourself some time with a stasis grenade, toss a shield grenade to provide instant cover while you pop off a heal, and bring your friends back to life using the Respawner.

A player shoots a monster with a laser gun.

Earn new perks, change the way you play

Matter compilers spread throughout the game give you access to dozens of perks that will change the way you play. Stack your upgrades to power up your favourite gun or spread them around for all-around utility!

Spiked balls float around among spaceship wreckage.

Survive the alien infestation!

In the far future, mighty corporations have carried humanity to the galaxy’s edge. After expanding across thousands of systems devoid of intelligent life, humanity has grown complacent - until disaster strikes! Work together to survive the alien hordes!

A team moves along the spaceship decks with their weapons drawn.

Survival is just the beginning

Season 1 of The Anacrusis tells the story of four unlikely survivors - Nessa, Guion, Liu, and Lance - who are unwilling combatants in the battle to defend humanity from the alien menace.

Additional information

Rating Pending

  • May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit for rating information.
  • Publisher
  • Stray Bombay
  • Developer
  • Stray Bombay
  • Genre
  • First-Person Shooter
  • Platforms
  • Xbox Series X|S
    Xbox One
    Windows 10/11
  • Release date
  • 13 January 2022

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