The Battle Royale game type has taken the world by storm. We're all cuckoo for killing stuff in these diverse maps that pit player against player until just one reigns supreme over a sea of digital corpses. Not only have the heavy hitters now infected our mobile devices, meaning no commute or tedious meeting will be the same again, but we've also got PUBG clones suing other PUBG clones who themselves are clones of PUBG. It's getting pretty damn crowded, that's for sure, but I hope you're sitting comfortably, as we're not done yet.
We all know the story. It goes H1Z1, PUBG then Fortnite. Arguably PUBG brought the game type to the masses, a success that EPIC and Fortnite built upon with their vibrant and seemingly unique slant on the series. Hoping to emulate that success is Boss Key Productions. You might know them even if you don't know the name. Boss Key was the company Cliffy B founded when he left the Gears of War franchise. The studio created LawBreakers, a multiplayer game in the vain of Overwatch and Unreal Tournament. It came late to the fight and with games already offering what it had, and better, it was kind of put out in the world to die. The game launched on Steam with 60% lower average players than the Beta and in early April of 2018 the company announced it had not found enough of an audience to sustain it. I really worried for Boss Key. What would they do now? Their one chance squandered. Turns out, total preemptive mourning for nothing.
The decline had been happening for some months but out of that came a surprise announcement, Radical Heights. The new game seems to be an 80s hair rock inspired free for all and as you can see from the trailer it does a good job of getting its point across and standing out from the crowd. The visuals seem like a cross between GTA, Saints Row and Rock of Ages. It appears that the game is based around a game show where people compete in a real life death match game to win big money, oh, and it's all televised. Sounds like the Hunger Games on acid, right? You collect money from kills and other tasks and can spend it to unlock new and exciting weapons and tools in a similar way to how Call of Duty Zombies works.
On first impression it seems to take the feel of PUBG but morph it with the overall silliness of Fortnite. It doesn't look nearly as polished as the latter but it still looks like damn good fun if you ask me. You can play FOR FREE right now on Steam (same model as Fortnite, suck it PUBG) which is a pretty amazingly kept secret considering the trailer was only revealed yesterday! What do you think of this announcement? Have you played the game and do you have feedback? Maybe you think we should just move on from Battle Royale altogether? Comment below or tweet us @ghoulishent.
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