Hi-Rez Studios, developers of the multi-award winning free-to-play MOBA game SMITE, today unveiled the first ever official details for their brand new project, a free-to-play strategic shooter currently in development for PC and current generation consoles, Paladins. In addition to traditional shooter mechanics and features players can expect deep strategic inspiration with in-match character progression utilizing an innovative collectible card mechanic, allowing players to augment and amplify their characters core abilities.
For the first time ever Paladins will be available to play on the Gamescom floor at the Hi-Rez Studios Booth A-051 in Hall 9, located near the ESL main stage. Those not fortunate enough to be attending Gamescom can visit the official website for additional details and sign up for the opportunity to get involved in the closed beta.
[quote cite=”Todd Harris, COO at Hi-Rez Studios.”]“We’ve managed to keep Paladins under wraps for over a year now, so the dev team is really looking forward to receiving feedback from the hands-on demo at gamescom. We’ve focused on making something we find fun and competitive, and soon players will help us craft how Paladins grows from here.”[/quote]
[quote cite=”Mick Larkins, Paladins Senior Producer”]“Paladins has been a passion project of ours from the beginning. We’ve dedicated a separate team from SMITE to work on it, and while we are still early in development, we know we’re crafting something very special. Paladins is extremely quick, with a great deal of depth in how it blends action, tactics, and teamwork, and we’re excited for gamers to start discovering all it has to offer.”[/quote]
Paladins is expected to launch on PC and current generation consoles some time in 2016.
Source: Press Release