The lights are on
Bethesda has announced its foray into free-to-play with the upcoming 32-player BattleCry, developed by the similarly named BattleCry Studios. The title takes place in a world in which gunpowder is outlawed and old tensions have been reignited.
Players will fight on the side of the Royal Marines or the Cossacks (both of which can be seen bloodying up the battlefield in the video below). Classes include the Enforcer (a warrior with a huge sword), the Tech Archer (who attacks from afar), and the Duelist (agile and stealthy).
The combat includes an adrenaline system that seems similar to a fighting game’s super meter. You can either expend some of your adrenaline for short bursts of power or save it up for an ultimate attack.
The art is designed by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored), and Bethesda says the title is heavily influenced by comic book style aesthetics. BattleCry will enter beta in 2015.
BattleCry Studios was opened in 2012 and is located in Austin, Texas. Studio head Rich Vogel previously worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic for BioWare and, before that, Ultimate Online and Star Wars Galaxies.
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Looks pretty cool to me. Is it confirmed for PC only?
Looks pretty interesting. Might give it a try, seems to be something like Team Fortress but with guns and arrows.
Looks like a cross between Team Fortress 2 and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. I can see this being very popular.
It has potential, and since it is FTP I may check it out. However I have my doubts about it.
Looks pretty interesting, and if it's truly "free-to-play" I'll undoubtedly give it a shot.