Alex Hutchinson, former creative director at Ubisoft Montreal who has worked in triple-A games like Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3, claimed that pretty much all online shooters will feature a battle-royale mode within a year.
If it fits and actually suits the game, fine. But don't just shoehorn BR into everything. Remember when every game got a tacked-on multiplayer mode? It didn't work then either. I see shooters maybe going the route of Darwin Project, where it's a smaller scale BR. COD isn't doing 100-player BR at 60fps. Battlefield won't be able to do that either.
Battlefield might be the only major fps I can think of that could pull it off. But agree with what you're saying I hated seeing mp modes shoe horned into games like tomb raider it made trophy hunts a grind it impossible
Ghost Recon Wildlands can probably pull it off minus the drones and gadgets
I wouldnt bet on ghost recon, they have not proved their engines to push large player counts like frostbite can at 60fps on console. If battlefield tried to do a PUBG clone BR, it would prob destroy PUBG on console at least. 60fps, better graphics, better gunplay, more variety and last but not least... DESTRUCTION!
Battlefield could pull off a 64 player map at 60fps but BR mode needs a huge map. With 100 players the visuals have to be toned down. Flash point could have a BR mode
Spec Ops The Line, was a game that was forced to have mp in it, and we see how that turned out the devs didn't even want this in the game, it was supposed to be a single player game, http://www.ign.com/articles...
Yup, it happened with Tomb Raider as well.
Here we go again... every few years we get these popular genres and everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon for easy money.
Agreed, pisses me right off.
While true that is commercialism my friend. Not saying I support it, but it’s the times we live.
So according to past predictions, every game on the phones (since they completely killed off consoles and the PC) will have a free to play BR mode. Feel free to add other past "predictions".
I see what you are saying, but I think you are conflating predictions of what people will try vs what will actually succeed. Because a lot of people actually did try to make mobile games, it just didn't take off as some predicted. Same thing with free to play, and other dumb predictions. This will be the same; a bunch of games will rush to add BR, and most will be unsuccessful with it.
Not really. I am simply tossing this prediction onto the trash heap of past assurances that turned to dust. The flood of articles here concerning phones destroying traditional gaming platforms was unbelievable. It didn't just take off as some predicted but rather crashed despite what many predicted. The same with free to play. And this will happen with BR modes as well. Not every game will have such a mode. In fact most games won't have such a mode. All online shooters will have BR? That's a little much. Perhaps he is formerly a AAA dev for a reason. Plenty of people that worked on high profile games are full of it and themselves.
You're still conflating the distinction JEECE brought up in his comment. There's a difference of predictions of what people will try doing, and predictions of what will succeed. The predictions surrounding the increase in mobile games was true, that's just a fact that has nothing to do with whether it was successful or not. The prediction that mobile gaming would kill consoles was false, because that is a prediction about the success of mobile gaming. I.e. you're talking about the prediction that mobile gaming would have succeeded and killed off consoles/pc; but there was the other prediction that simply said "there will be so many more mobile games". The dev here is merely predicting that more and more games will incorporate BR modes. That prediction doesn't necessarily hinge on whether they are successful with it: they could all suck and nobody would want to play them, but the prediction that more and more games will have BR could remain true.
You are distorting the truth of what I stated. You have been here since 2013. You should be well aware of all the "consoles are doomed" articles that appeared on a weekly basis. There were endless discussions about the rendering power of new phones. They didn't state there would be a rise in mobile games. They said consoles would be dead. Those two ideas are leagues apart. Dead vs rise. Not even remotely the same thing. That was the major prediction we were seeing and the one to which I was referring. And you are wrong with this remark, "The dev here is merely predicting that more and more games will incorporate BR modes." No he isn't. Look at the lead in. "... pretty much all online shooters will feature a battle-royale mode within a year" "...pretty much all..." "More and more" vs "pretty much all". Not even remotely the same thing. Do you not see how You keep saying "More and more" and I am referring to absolutes as in, "phones will kill consoles" and "pretty much all". I am not the one attempting to combine two disparate ideas.
This is very stupid but publishers want to cash in on this wave and they know that most brain dead gamers will follow unfortunately.
Some online shooters just simply aren't made for a good/enjoyable BR mode...
He's right. COD and Battlefield is next. Bye Bye PUBG. LMAO
I'm confused.. what's so hilarious?
That PUBG keeps getting clone that all shooters will have a pubg mode. Which makes PUBG and Fortnight irrelevant 😁😁😁
It is very stream-able as a game type.
Well I guess they're going to have to learn the hard way, again, just like in the past where there were only ever room for 2 or 3 of any title in a specific genre to make it big, just look at the moba and hero shooter craze when it started out. unless its on you're phone and you hve a few minutes to burn I can't see people wanting to play a copy of a copy of a copy of a game they're already playing
Didn't games have BR modes before the two popular games? I'm pretty sure they were called Deathmatches. 1vE.
Its not quite the same.
No, not really the same at all.
But god forbid anyone else make a dedicated battle royal game. Then they're just trying to 'cash in'
Of course it will, these greedy disgusting lot can't have their own ideas. They see success and walk like Zombies towards it
Agreed. When I read between the lines, I see that what Ubi is actually saying is that they're working on putting battle royal into every future shooter THEY make because it's popular and they want to cash in.
Ugh and you were doing so well Ubi.
I can see Battlefield and COD and others cloning PUBG. What I can't see is anyone adding fort building like in Fortnite, which could keep Fortnite ahead of the pack for awhile.
Maybe not in the same way but games have had crafting in them for a long time as far as building barricades, traps etc.
True. But I think Fortnite stands out here implementing perfectly an almost completely destructible, constantly on the go, building environment that requires resource gathering. And trying to match that successfully could scare a lot of developers away from even attempting to copy Fortnite. PUBG, on the other hand, is already dealing with indy developed clones on mobile.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
To say every online shooter to have BR is a bold statement to make, highly doubt everyone will have it. To be honest it will turn me off of shooters even more as I can't stand the mode especially with shrinking circles or barriers that drag you in. Just give me a regular shooter like bad company that was the last shooter I was into and I've tried many since and only rainbow siege has impressed, the rest failed for me.. If they all start doing this and it catches on all because of how fortnite and pubg have brought in tons of players I shall be highly dossapointed, why cant they bloody think of somethi g new instead of all trying the same damn thing, because it will get very tiring and boring seeing the same over and over..
I think dice or Ubisoft could pull a clone off but they would be the only two devs I would actually play from as in shooters and game modes.. Dice would bring all out destruction on a battlefield game with a battle royal mode where as Ubisoft would most likely be the best tactically and Ubisoft games speak for tactical over all else on the games scene..
Ubisoft "creative" director, that is obviously bereft of any creativity. Take what this guy says, ignore it, and you'll be in perfectly fine shape. This BR trash won't survive long enough for everyone to jump on the wagon.
yeah i mean cod would have to make bigger maps because a battle royal on a cod map is just a last man standing.
Just imagine FFVIIR goes Battle Royal by using SOLDIERs and the map nearby one of sectors. Not bad addition.
Title says "every", articles says "pretty much all", which one is it? I'm gonna say some will.
Because the gaming industry and hobby are full of sheep.
Sounds like it's time to start playing my backlog of games that aren't Battle Royale, Lootbox crap!
Does anyone else have ZERO interest in even trying this mode? I think it's just a new take on elimination. Nothing worth sitting and playing all day.
Ubisoft's 'Creative' director here.
Former creative director. It's just a prediction.
Battlefield already does 64 players. Switching the rules up and condensing the maps a little, could easily facilitate a BR mode.
Cliffy B is a perfect example of why not to follow every trend for the easy buck.
MAG 2 here we come?
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