Battleborn Will Have Skill-Based Multiplayer
You know what all gearbox software games have in common? They make you shoot stuff in the face, and no matter who you are or what your personal preference is you will enjoy the feeling you get with a shotgun that fires grenades and blows an enemy to tiny pieces. You will giggle like a schoolgirl.
On that note I bring you Battleborn. Battleborn is a first-person shooter with multiplayer online battle arena elements, in which players engage in combat through a first-person perspective. Think league of legends but funâ¦hopefully.
Battleborn has actually been in the works for a while now, it got announced back in 2014 and had an E3 gameplay demo this year but Iâm still excited for but also cautious. Itâs like For Honor, it looks absolutely amazing and is stacking up to be the game Iâve always needed butâ¦Ubisoftâ¦ With regards to Battleborn; it too looks great but the whole battle arena thing is a bit of a hesitant point for me. Halo 5 has kind of increased my standing with the arena multiplayer concept but not by much.
The setting of the multiplayer doesnât matter though if the underlying structure is broken, take Halo Master Chief Collection for example, but Iâm glad to say that Gearbox Software is planning to make the matchmaking system skill-based.
âWe will do skill-based matchmaking,â
Was what Randy Varnell, Creative Director at Gearbox, had to say. He also went onto to say;
âWeâre using Microsoft Thunderhead servers right now and theyâve got some support for skill matchmaking. Steam also has some support for that on PC, so weâre looking into some different options there, but we know itâs a very important thing and weâre trying to get it in by launch. If itâs not in by launch itâll be very shortly after thatâ
While the method of how the matchmaking system will actually work is still in consideration, the end goal is clear. Gearbox has had a good reputation when it comes to multiplayer based games so itâs pretty much a given that Battleborn will be sturdy on release.
The IP most recognisable from Gearbox would be the titular Borderlands series, which also has a new instalment on the way.
Battleborn is set to drop on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 9th 2016, canât wait.
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