VGC understands that ‘BattleCat’ is a first-person shooter targeting consoles and PC, which is currently in the early stages of development.
According to leaked marketing documents, ‘BattleCat’ combines the Splinter Cell, Ghost Reckon: Breakpoint and Division games into a single Tom Clancy multiplayer title. Recent leaked images show Splinter Cell’s Echelon as playable characters, as well Breakpoint’s Wolves and The Division’s Cleaners and Outcasts.
From what’s been shown, looks like every other military shooter, some were saying how if this was a new Call of duty season map, we’d not be able to tell the difference and I kinda agree. It’s just all homogenized now. Hoping the full reveal is something more exciting.
Halo Infinite is the only shooter I care about rn that’s gonna do its own thing while looking like its own thing. This why I never paid attention to all the alarmism about visual fidelity, cuz I couldn’t give two shits about how last gen it looked as long as the technical hiccups got ironed out like pop in and lighting. The art direction is solid and the gameplay looked fun and inventive, that’s all I cared about. Now after the delay looks like the visuals have gotten the much needed rework too so it’s a win win. It’s just waiting for the game now, goddamn November can’t come soon enough
I don’t disagree with the homogenized look at all - this game feels like a mish-mash of things others did. A core gameplay that is heavily inspired by Call of Duty, a colourful near-future look that takes cues from Black Ops 2 in particular, tech from The Division, a more of a team-based nature seemingly like Valorant or CS:GO, Overwatch’s more colourful UI, the hitmarkers and feedback from big shooters too, etc. etc…
At the same time, it seems to take the best of every game really, so I’m cautiously optimistic. I’ve been looking for a COD substitute for a bit as I was not satisfied with the maps, progression system, balance, etc. of the last two titles in the franchise, so a bit of fresh meat is certainly welcome. Even if there’s not much fresh about it!
I’m excited. A new MP shooter is always good - when its a high production values style of game. So definitely interested. But I love these games. Something to challenge COD is good. Looks interesting. I assume F2P though or its dead already…
Hyper Scape is what you mean I assume. Hype lasted for like a few hours, most people lost interest by the time the first wave of betas ended. Game came out and nobody cared. For shame, because while flawed, the game had tons of cool ideas and changes to the formula that should have definitely lasted. I think the game is still technically alive, but already during the first timed event I kept finding matches that had 20-30 players instead of 100. I’d be surprised if it was going well right now, considering it’s nowhere in any chart or Twitch.
I understand Ubisoft’s approach to free-to-play games. I really do! But it gets harder to pay $60 for something like Rainbow Six when there’s a free multiplayer shooter alternative from the same publisher – especially when that $60 game is also filled with microtransactions.