Remember when the Battle Royale genre started as just a game mode? Me neither, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ success just shows how a mode becomes a full genre. With Epic Games and Tencent jumping into the bandwagon, Crytek wants to join in on the fun too.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Crytek will be adding a Battle Royale mode to Warface. Because this isn’t starting to oversaturate a market at all and it won’t have negative repercussions.
The free-to-play game with Microtransactions will get an update with a Battle Royale integration. It’s going to be a proof of concept rather than a permanent addition to test the waters on the market.
“Warface has a broad variety of game modes available — some are more conservative and classic, suited to the 5-on-5 scenarios, whilst some others are more dynamic and perhaps even, arcade.” Mentions a blog post describing the new game mode.
“With Battle Royale, we wanted to create something on the thin verge between the two, and here you have it: quick-paced combat with an element of the unknown — you never know which gun you’re going to get, with action taking place on the largest PvP map ever seen in the game.”
The Battle Royale mode will have the usual key features we are used to seeing in other games of the genre. What makes Crytek’s integration different is the “Dynamic engagement, that always keeps you on the move.” So it seems like the game will be faster paced than other Battle Royale games.
With this announcement, a bulk of achievements have also been revealed to come with the update. There’s the standard stuff such as placement, elimination and winstreak achievements. But there are some unique achievements like eliminating 100 enemies with explosives or Melee weapons.
Could this be as popular as other games in the genre? It’s hard to tell considering the fact that we already have a free alternative to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. However, since this is just a proof of concept for a Free-to-play game, I can’t be that upset.