Firefighting game Embr is coming to consoles

Multiplayer gig economy firefighting simulator Embr is making the jump from PC to consoles, publisher Curve Digital and developer Muse Games have revealed.

The game is “part satirical commentary on the world’s ever-expanding gig economy that increasingly dominates our lives, and part brilliantly silly multiplayer,” according to the developer, and puts players in the role of a firefighter for hire. Either solo or with friends, players will need to answer calls to tackle blazes and rescue people to earn tips and a five-star rating.

Players can also earn some extra cash on the side by joining Embr Eats and delivering takeout food. Watch the announcement trailer below:

“It’s safe to say this was never designed to be your typical firefighting simulator,” Howard Tsao, team lead at Muse Games, said. “Embr’s role is to focus a comedic eye on where the gig economy is headed – the ultimate end we’re all hurtling towards, where your everyday person on the street takes a crack at some of the most important, specialized, and crucial jobs for a bit of extra cash.

“The end result is just as hectic as it sounds and, within the relative safety of a game, an amazing amount of fun. We can’t wait to launch it fully on PC and, just as importantly, bring it to a brand new audience on console later this year.”

Embr launches this summer for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S through backward compatibility.

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