Housemarque has made itself a household name with fantastic shooters like Super Stardust, Resogun, Alienation, Materfall and many more over their multi-decade history and their latest game may be their most ambitious yet.
Housemarque, why are you doing this?
Looks fun, maybe they're bored of the arcade formula and wanted to try something different. Give them the chance to prove themselves.
Housemarq started they were done with arcade shooters because they just don't sell
right, frosty - because we need another MP/battle royale game
Huge fan of them! all their games have been absolutely fantastic nex machina didn't get the praise it deserves. I was extremely disappointed when I heard they would move to make different games. I'm not liking the look of this but I might pick it up just to support them as I believe they are great Developers and have made alot of games I enjoy playing.
Well... That was disappointing.. Another BR game.... I would like a dead nation 2 dammit!
Hmm, I was hoping it was an RTS or top down like hell divers, but then it basically shoves in your face it is just another battle royale. (Which is a genre I actually like, but is way overpopulated already)
How many RPG's are there? MP shooters? FTP? Every genre except RTS is overpopulated then. BR is the new kid on the block, that's all. The good ones will stay, bad ones will die.
Can someone help me out? Is this the same developer of Resogun, Dead Nation, Super Stardust, games that I have adored? Or just a developer with the same name? I knew they wanted (and needed) to try something different, but to chase the Battle Royal craze? JFC I won't rule it out yet, but I am a little disappointed.
It’s just the same name. Their soul is mostly gone. People here are acting like their only choices were “to rot in arcade oblivion” and “The 500th Battle Royale of the Day!” What about some minimally inspired and creative game? They’re acting like completely uninspired mobile devs.
its a battle royal -_-
Oh boy, another battle royal game. One more developer to the slaughter...
There are seriously only 2 major battle Royale games right now.
That's because they're standing on the corpse of several BR games that have tried to cash in. I'm not even counting the Chinese clones popping up on iOS/Android
BR just getting started. Get used to it.
This is a sad day. Getting radical heights levels of desperation from this
Last breath before they vanish.
Battle Royal game with classes... ouch.. think it might be a bit too late for anyone else other than massive AAA marketing to be successful in this space anymore to be honest. When they said they were working on a non arcade game, I didn't expect this for sure.
Every game Housemarque has ever released has been insanely good. I'll grab this to support them but we'll see aha hopefully it has a single player
I'm on the other hand, probably boycotting the new clone in the most cloned genre. First HM game in a long time that I won't even consider. Sad to see what they have become.
Give it a rest mate. You don't like BR games, fair enough. Some people do, are you good at them? Have you tried them? How many original games get released these days? The most cloned gene, listen to yourself. FPS? Pretty much every game is a reskin.
You break-uh my heart, Housemarque....
i never thought i'd say this; but, i'm not interested in this housemarque game.
Looks good and seems to add some needed style flair and cool items to the BR genre. I like Housemarque so I'll give it a go
So this is what you are investing your hard earned money of the successes of Resogun, Super Stardust or Nex Machima ?, in a mindless MP game? , bad move Housemarque very very bad move. :/
they did this because they didn’t make money on those “successes”. they were well reviewed and got critical acclaim, but didn’t sell enough and didn’t get enough support from the players of the platform the games were on before you get all up in arms, read their blog post. It’s the truth http://www.housemarque.com/...
It's a shame that they even had to explain this but it's a sad truth. And this is why we are seeing a lot of developers, especially smaller ones trying their hands at more MP focused games because they want that longevity and player retention. People should definitely read that link before they start complaining about another BR game.
Something doesn't fit right here, I mean they say lackluster sales and radically they do 180 degree move but in the end they have stayed 20 years in industry, I mean someone doesn't stay 20 years in the industry with lackluster sales, the things I see here is, someone is not telling the truth and probably just being greedy or they become very desperate to earn big buckets of cash(lol greedy too), I rather stay with my own formula and be steady in the industry and keep on going that instead going into doing something very different and probably kill my company that is the thing Housemarque is doing right now.
You just named off some great past games from them, but now get upset when they actually try for something else that has the potential to also be fun?
When i saw the game name, i was thinking it will be like Helldivers, but has something to do with storms Then i saw the trailer... Why, why it's another battle royale? Is CliffyB running the studio now?
Looks insane. I like their take on the "storm" to move players to an area. Will definitely try this out... PC....? maybe not then
Should have been vr. Could have been in the front of the line. But everyone is doing this type of game already for regular games. It's going to be at the back of the line. Or, they could have made a dead nation vr. Oh well.
As to why, HouseMarque made a statement that Arcade games are dead. I think they were refering to low sales. But i seriously doubt this is the way to go. Looks like something thats gonna drown in the competition. I hope they have enough funds to survive this flopp and find new ways to get arcade gaming viable.
Sold out to the battle royale band wagon. Big disappointment for House Marquee.
I have bought all the games and DLCs from that company. I had so much fun with them. But that one, I will let go. Despite this, I wish them luck. Looks better than PUBG.
I thought they were better than this. Something like alienation would have been preferred. That game was awesome.
My top game this gen, even above God of War. I really loved Housemarque. RIP.
Resogun was a game I was addicted to. Really hard Plat also but I did get it! Dead Nation, and Super Stardust also amazing games I eventually hope to Plat. Nex Machima I just could not get into and did not buy that.
Agreed! I was addicted to Resogun as well,3 trophies away from platinum.I own their entire catalog of games on PS3 & on the PS4.Nex Machina & Matterfall is there last 2 games on the PS4 & their fun as well,you can get them cheap now.
Nice to see the moaners out in force, hating something because it's popular or because they perceive br as being overly saturated (it's not). You realise br is just a game mode right? You might as well complain about Death Match, a mode that is far more prevalent. And the arcade games that Housemarque used to make? There are far more of those than there are BR games right now. Hell there are only 2 available on PS4 and only 1 on switch. Calm down.
Battle Royale?! C'MON Housemarque NO! you should know better than to try and cash in on a fad (i think BR is here to stay, but it's popularity is not) dang it, now i fear they will close after this, i hope they don't, i hope this turns out to be so good they thrive off of it but going up against something so domniated by a select few, especially when two of them are free to play just seems like suicide to me
I was big fan of HouseMarque I own all of their games on the PS3 & PS4. This looks like a disappointment,looks like some battle royale BS .Hopefully it may have a single player mode if so I may bite otherwise it's a pass.
How the mighty have fallen...
Housemarque have always made games that were great fun. I have every game they've made for PS4. Alienation was tons of fun and didnt get as much credit as it deserved. This is a good publisher, they've always done right by the consumer. For once, let them try something out of their realm and see how it does before we start boycotting the fuck out of them.. I'm a battle royale fan. It's not one of those "I think every game should have battle royale" but I do enjoy that game mode. I'm willing to give it a shot because I've enjoyed many hours playing the games they've made.. Just chill out, see how it goes. I'd be willing to say that they're probably going to do a great job at this, given their history of making great games. Here's hoping that they add their own twist to BR and making it great. Epic did that with the building mechanic in Fortnite BR, maybe Housemarque has a unique twist on this genre that will have them in the conversation of one of the fun BR games out.
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