As developers continue to push the battle royale genre some gamers are being left behind and games could become less innovative.
holy hyperbole, calm down!
We haven't had any significant innovation in FPS multiplayer modes for a long time. Battle Royale is so popular because it's finally something totally different. So no, it's not stifling innovation. It IS the innovation.
Was gunna say the same damn thing. BR is still fairly new and the most innovative multiplayer mode in some time. Seriously, you guys need to calm yourselves lol. All ive been seeing are simple tdm, ctf, domination, bomb modes, and many other versions of these modes for years. Theres Like 2 BR games that have blown up in huge popularity around the world? Automatically disliked because its the hot thing right now and what tons of non gaming casuals also play. Really dont understant the hate on BR with the internet lol. Incoming downvotes...
We have a winna! BR is the hot new thing for MP games now and even though we might be seeing an influx of games adding this mode I expect to see a lot of BR games try and tweak and change the formula to separate themselves from the rest. I say bring it on!
"Battle Royale is so popular because it's finally something totally different" It's not, though... it's just a variation of the same survival/last man standing game mode we've had in MP games for several years.
They will all sing a different tune when next gen we get the same as last gen with the cod epidemic, everything was MP fps next gen everything will be MP battle royal, it gets stale very very fast. A lot of people will be going "in hindsight battle royal wasn't a good thing" but dumb people can't learn from other people's mistakes.
That variation is a big one resulting in a big change in gameplay. It means you have a massive map with survival /looting elements in it and allows to change the scope of everything.
I don't think it's enough to take it away from being just another survival/last man standing game mode. edit: it's just putting lipstick on a pig, and trying to convince people it's something brand new.
Isn't Battle Royale the newest "innovation"? how does an innovation stifle innovation?
Exactly. We haven't really been getting any new or innovative game modes for the last decade. If we didn't have BR, we'd have nothing else new either.
In the same way breathing oxygen stifles breathing oxygen.
Battle royal isn't an innovation it's been around for years....What the f are you guys smoking?
which game did Battle Royale like this "for years"?
It's been around as mods for PC games for a while but never fully fledged, dedicated games. In comparison to TDM, CTF, DOM etc this mode is new and fresh considering most games don't even attempt to bring in new multiplayer game modes any more.
@septic Arma on pc , any other easily answered questions you thought were important ?
Battle Royal is the variation on MP that it needs. Other modes and games will co-exist, remember the crazy popularity of COD:MW? It all ebbs and flows, just let it run its course. If it becomes the only FPS/3rd person mode available, then we can worry.
Counterstrike Source had tons of game modes. Same for Team Fortress 2 on PC. Prison Break was cool on CS. Zombie mode, surfing, etc etc. I would love another Socom. PlayStation needs another Socom. Socom Royale?
I love Zombie Escape mode on CS Go and still play it religiously.
I don't have a PC right now but would love to play CS GO
I simply just don't get the fascination surrounding battle royal, but after years and years of basically deathmatch, team deathmatch, domination/ conquest and capture the flag(in different variations ofcourse), BR brings something new to the table that millions of gamers enjoy.
Yeah, we need to go back to team deathmatch, because that wasn't in every single game ever. /s
It's just the new fad like the gears of war hoard mode. It's a big thing for awhile until it's just another standard game mode.
its just a mode for multiplayer, a mode that is so good whole games are based around it and it works because its a refreshing mode when all other modes are stale. but its still just a mode
What the what? Prime example of how terrible game "journalism" has become.
Yes it is. These morons buying cosmetics are ruining the market place for future games. Stupid ass horse heads, and the like are not diswanted, but charging 10 bucks or more for a single outfit, just ridiculous. The games are not even fun imo....
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