Housemarque Unveil Stormdivers, A Third Person Battle Royale Game

Housemarque have unveiled their next game, the first title since they decided to ditch the arcade genre as it wasn’t making them any money. The game, Stormdivers, is a battle royale title on PC set in a near future dystopia “featuring chaotic battles and volatile explosions amidst a recurring nano-storm that swallows the beautiful and lush island surroundings.”

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“With Stormdivers we are entering new grounds as a studio that for over 20 years has been known for creating arcade coin-op inspired games,” said Ilari Kuittinen, CEO of Housemarque. “We began its development when battle royale was still a niche gameplay mode, yet despite the number of BR games on the market now, Stormdivers will excite players with its fast-paced gameplay, metagame, classes and various events, all packaged with Housemarque’s trademark high-quality visual effects. Stormdivers is more than just another battle royale game, and we plan to roll out new content regularly in the future to continuously expand the experience. ”

The game is set to release next year.

Source: Press release / YouTube

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5 Comments

  1. They make great games so I’ve high hopes for this one.

    • They _made_ great games. Now they’ve abandoned the type of game they did so well and jumped on the BR bandwagon. Because if you can’t make money on something unique, you can obviously make money on something everyone else is rushing to make money on.

      • Not necessarily – this is a current gaming trend and a good dev team attempting to deliver their rendition of the game type, when they’re talented isn’t simply just a negative.

        BR isn’t for me – its boring and more aimed at the younger gamer, but there is no harm in them attempting to deliver a great alternative to whats already out there….

      • I think a team like Housemarque should be able to put their own stamp on BR. To be honest none of them have hooked me in, but this looks more like it could.

      • I think they may have problems, Housemarque aint that well known on PC and there are a lot of BR games on the way, CoD, BFV, Fear the Wolves, Fractured Lands, Mavericks: Proving Grounds, Dying Light, Realm Royale, Darwin Project etc etc.

        There’s nothing particularly original in the trailer so they’r really going to have to get the gameplay right, and just as importantly, the marketing.

        When your going up against CoD, BFV, Fortnite, PUBG and H1Z1, then you really need to be something special.

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