Gearbox Software, makers of fast-paced FPS Borderlands, just announced the birth of another shooter game Battleborn. Revealed in Game Informer?s August issue, the new game will be a multiplayer arena-based first-person shooter in an intergalactic setting infused with MOBA gameplay elements.
Battleborn?s story revolves on a group of heroes?called the battleborns?teaming up to stop Varelsi, an evil force trying to destroy the last star in a dying universe. So far, a chic swordie, a gatling gun-wielding brute, an elven archer, a cyborg gunnie, an immortal samurai, and a gun rogue have been introduced.
According to GearBox?s announcement, the game will feature nine playable characters and the five factions they belong to. The game offers a cooperative mode, where you can play with up to four of your friends in a five-player campaign. A competitive multiplayer mode will also be available where you can choose different competitive match scenarios of up to 10 players. More information of the game is said to be available in the August issue of Game Informer.
Meanwhile, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford also hinted that the game may possibly be an eSports title. This means that we may expect the game to have cash tournaments in the future.
Battleborn is: FPS; hobby-grade coop campaign; genre-blended, multi-mode competitive e-sports; meta-growth, choice + epic Battleborn Heroes!
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) July 8, 2014
As of the moment, very little information is known about the game. We still have to see in the upcoming months what?s in store for us from Battleborn. But taking Gearbox?s reputation into account, we can only expect good stuff when this game comes online.
Like Borderlands, Gearbox and 2K Games have once again teamed up to work on Battleborn. The game still has a long way to go and is set to be released sometime in 2015. It will be available for a retail release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Here’s?short tease-trailer released by publisher 2K Games which reveals potential gameplay elements:
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