A Bethesda representative confirms that the company has concerns over whether or not the third-person action game BattleCry meets their quality standards.
In a response to inquiries about BattleCry from the website Progress Bar, a Bethesda representative has confirmed that the company has concerns about whether or not the title is living up to the objectives set for it – including Bethesda’s quality standards. For now, the game remains in development, without a release window until Bethesda is sure the title hits all of the expectations and standards.
Speculation started to rise when BattleCry was mysteriously absent at Australia’s EB Expo this past weekend after originally planning to be on hand and playable. Even with some doubts about the game in the air, Austin, Texas developer, BattleCry Studios, remains busy with multiple projects in the works.
“We have concerns about the BattleCry game and whether it is meeting the objectives we have for it. We are evaluating what improvements the game needs to meet our quality standards. The studio remains busy during this process on multiple projects.”
Originally announced back in 2014, BattleCry is planned as a free-to-play team based action game which pits three distinct nations against one of each other. At the time, the idea seemed fresh and potentially able to advance the MOBA-style genre thanks to an interesting visual style and brutal third-person combat. However, with similar games like Smite available now for PC and consoles, not to mention upcoming titles like Overwatch and Battleborn, the window of opportunity for BattleCry to make a unique splash appears to be closing.
The title was also shown off at Bethesda’s E3 press conference this past year revealing new gameplay and announcing a global beta test that was supposed to kick off sometime this fall. With this news now surfacing, it’s entirely possible that the beta has been put on hold for now while Bethesda considers what needs to change with the game.
During its E3 2015 press conference, Bethesda also announced Bethesda.net, an online service similar to what Blizzard has developed with Battle.net that will act as the company’s central hub for everything Bethesda. While the site is mainly a news hub at the moment, but it was believed that BattleCry, an online multiplayer focused PC exclusive, would be one of the pillars of the online connected service alongside Bethesda’s other notable IPs like Doom and its unique SnapMap functionality.
After is was shown off at E3 2015 this year, what was your take on the online only action game? Were you excited to try it out or were you planning to pass on the title? Hit us up below.
BattleCry is expected sometime in 2016 exclusively for the PC.