Last week, Gearbox Software, creators of the Borderlands series, together with Game Informer Magazine, revealed to us the nine characters in their upcoming FPS Battleborn. Now once again, they will be introducing and breaking down the gameplay elements of Battleborn as to what sets it apart from other games in the market. Game Informer was?given early access by Gearbox?to help them introduce the game.
In terms of the competitive nature, Game Informer says that it is indeed a team game, relating it to the game?s Incursion mode. Despite the game mostly resembling a MOBA environment, the mechanics of the game encourages players to cooperate, which is more reminiscent of shooter games such as Battlefield or Rainbow Six.
But unlike most shooters, where usually all players are given the same access to guns and equipment, Battleborn has more variety, according to Game Informer. Imagine playing Dota 2 in first-person mode where each one of your opponents and teammates has a different set of skills that of?yours. That?s what you get in Battleborn.
Meanwhile, in terms of the leveling system, they say it?s similar to most MOBAs but definitely a lot faster. You also choose your skills while in the game, and if you?re new, you might find yourself in trouble considering the game?s fast-paced action gameplay.
In addition, there are also robot AI?s in the game which can be destructive to your team. Similar to towers in Dota 2 or turrets in LOL, they can bring you down easily though Game Informer says that they can be outmaneuvered and outsmarted most of the time.
It seems that the game will be something interesting to try out. Although no actual gameplay footage has been released, we can already see that the game will be some kind of a hybrid of a MOBA and FPS game with a little twist of an RPG. Hopefully, it won?t disappoint when it comes out.
If you’re more interested about the game, you can read the entire review here.
Battleborn is expected to be released sometime next year for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC.