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Housemarque’s new game could be a battle royale

Developer Housemarque has announced its new game, Stormdivers, and it sounds like it will be a battle royale game.

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Developer Housemarque has announced its new game, Stormdivers, and it sounds like it will be a battle royale game.

Housemarque is famous for Resogun and Nex Machina, both excellent arcade shooters, and a trailer has dropped for the studio’s new game:

That trailer doesn’t give an awful lot away for the game, but it does look quite pretty.

At Reboot Develop 2018, head of publishing Mikael Haveri spoke to Eurogamer, and was asked whether or not Stormdivers would be a battle royale game:

“That’s a very good assumption. Right now we are saying it is multiplayer. It’s a very competitive environment, specifically with those types of titles. How can you even compete? We know what we do and we’ve been making something for quite a while. Hopefully it will be able to compete.”

On the subject of what Stormdivers actually is, Haveri said:

“It’s fast, very gameplay centric. We hope when people pick it up they start feeling good. We want there to be adrenaline, we want them to be moving, we want them to be really getting into it – a fast experience where you have to go outside and take a breather from it. Couple that with visual flair; you play Resogun, you see all this stuff exploding and going off – that’s what we’re bringing to the multiplayer. This is a Housemarque take.”

There is also no word yet on a release. It is set to launch on PC and consoles, with Haveri adding, “It’s not far away but we’re not in a hurry to push it to market before it’s done. Hopefully still this year but maybe, to be cautious, we shouldn’t say it’s going to be this year.”


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