Crytek has announced Arena of Fate, a new IP focused on fast-paced action. The multiplayer game will release on PC and "consoles" and features 5vs5 battles with a range of iconic characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Baron Münchhausen. You can sign-up for the beta here. Press release and short teaser after the jump. More info will follow during E3 as the game will be playable.
History's Greatest Heroes Clash in "Arena of Fate" – a Brand New IP from Crytek
Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Sofia (Bulgaria), May 22, 2014 – Step into the shoes of legendary heroes from history and fantasy and lock horns in "Arena of Fate"; an action-packed online multiplayer game coming to PC and consoles soon from Crytek.
Featuring fast-paced 5 vs. 5 battles, Arena of Fate expands Crytek's range of Games-as-a-Service, and will be playable for the first time at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles. Players will be free to choose from a huge roster of famous characters before engaging in star-studded skirmishes with fresh gameplay twists.
Among the iconic figures in Arena of Fate are the likes of Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Baron Münchhausen. Tap into their famed traits in battle as you bring Frankenstein back from the dead, use Jack's cleavers to gruesome effect, and launch across the map on Baron Münchhausen's cannonball!
Managing Director of Crytek Black Sea and Game Director of Arena of Fate, Vesselin Handjiev, said: “Imagine Joan of Arc and Robin Hood cooperating to hunt down Little Red Riding Hood – Wouldn’t that be terrific? But besides the game's iconic heroes, which everyone in the team really loves, we are also challenging ourselves to carefully craft a streamlined player experience that allows for both greater accessibility, and rich, deep, action-packed gameplay. We are very excited to meet the first wave of players in the arena this summer, and will be listening carefully to the feedback we receive and making the community's contribution a key part of our efforts to perfect the fun.”
The game is being developed by Crytek's Sofia studio, which was established in 2008 following Crytek's acquisition of Black Sea Studios. Originally founded in 2001, Black Sea
Studios made their name with critically acclaimed real-time strategy game "Knights of Honor" and sci-fi online RTS/RPG hybrid, "WorldShift".
Arena of Fate is scheduled to enter Early Access Beta testing on PC this Summer, and players can sign up for a chance to get in on the action at http://www.arenaoffate.com E3 attendees are invited to go hands-on with the PC version of the game from June 10-12 by visiting Crytek at booth 4500 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
But with how MS is moving now, I think I'd much rather just get their games (what few there seem to be) on PC. I think it's an improvement overall since it grows the base, but Scorpio itself dunno. (8 minutes ago)
Honestly with 4K blu-ray alone (Scorpio should have it as One S does) puts it miles ahead of the Pro to me. VR and performance that should have been optimized on reg PS4 to begin with isn't appealing. (9 minutes ago)
For MS im sure state of decay 2 is gonna be good but sea of thieves and Crackdown 3 could go either way (10 minutes ago)
And Sony no longer having the power advantage so they need to rely on their exclusives like they used to with ps3 (13 minutes ago)
This E3 is gonna be really interesting with MS having the better hardware but need to prove they have a variety of big exclusive games as well... (13 minutes ago)
i would think MS started work on scorpio before the ps4pro talk started (42 minutes ago)
The VR aspect of it is what I'm interested in, but again, if they are going with the Rift as their HMD, that's a lot of cabbage not many will be willing to put down. (1 Hour ago)