First AAA Free-to-Play Shooter
View original article: Exciting news was just released about an online multiplayer shooter that is FREE to play! The game is War Inc. Battle Zone, delivered by Highwinds GDN (a leader in content delivery and cloud-based services).
The beta version has already been experienced by over one million gamers with War Inc. to come out of beta over the following weeks. The press release states that open beta averaged 200,000+ users per month.
Online Warmongers is a Los Angeles-based developer and publisher serving the free-to-play gaming community and made up of industry professionals from EA, Activision, and Cryptic Studios. The reliability of gameplay and Highwinds’ commitment to working closely with Online Warmongers “impressed [the entire] team with their technology, capabilities and service.” In addition, CEO of Online Warmongers, Sergey Titov, says, “You just can’t beat Highwinds’ commitment to the gaming community, gaming-focused solutions portfolio and industry-leading cost structure.” It is that service and reliability that “enables faster downloads, lower delivery costs, fewer abandonments, instant purge and real-time analytics.”
War Inc. allows gamers to create their own classes (ex. heavy weapon frontline Assault), customize their characters from hundreds of options, and choose from over 140 weapons. (It is definitely worth checking out the broad range of weapons on the game’s website, including assault weapons, explosive, hand guns, machine guns, shotguns, submachine guns, and sniper rifles.) The setting is rather humorous: War Inc.’s website describes the game based off of real-life situations:
Some had said that 2012 wasn’t the end of the world, but it damn near might as well have been. The global economic chaos that started in 2008 had run rampant for almost 4 years. National fortunes were squandered and lost.
Due to the turmoil that ensued around the world, “Death, Famine, Pestilence, and War spread as if the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse had actually been released from the Gates of Hell.” Since the world had fallen from its former state of civility, men and women emerged to create “Shadow Organizations,” combating world players for “assets, money, and power.”
KitGuru says: We recommend checking this game out, especially as it is released from its beta mode. Not only does the game’s premise sound bloody fantastic, but honestly, who doesn’t love a free shooter? If you happen to be in the Los Angeles or Berlin area, you can check in on Highwinds at the LA Games Conference on April 24th or Deutsche Gamestage, Germany’s game developers event, April 24th-28th.
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