The first person medieval warfare game Chivalry 2 is coming to consoles, developer Torn Banner Studios have announced, but not only that, it’s coming to next-gen consoles… and there will be full cross-play between all platforms. Everyone on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will be able to chase each other around with a cat o’ nine tails when the game is released in 2020.
Announced at E3 2019, this is a sequel to Torn Banner’s kickstarted Chivalry Medieval Warfare, having grown out of the Half-Life 2 mode Age of Chivalry. That game found plenty of success on PC, before jumping over to consoles, starting with last-gen versions in late 2014 and early 2015, eventually landing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in December 2015.
Just as in those games, the focus is primarily on melee, with swords, maces, longbows and more used to batter your opponents. Chivalry 2 aims to make the combat more fluid and faster than the original game. Alternatively, hang back and use siege weapons like ballistae, catapults and more that can be particularly useful in completing certain objectives.
The game now features larger 64-player battlefields, with grand team objective maps that might have you trying to breach a castle’s walls, burn down a village and more. The aim seems to be to capture some of the feel of the grander battles from Game of Thrones, the game’s lore featuring two factions of Agatha – the Agatha Knights and the Mason Order – warring for control of the lands.
Torn Banner also revealed five minutes of actual gameplay, showcasing the game’s first person view and brutal, gore-filled combat.
If all of that tickles your medieval fancy, and you have a decent gaming PC, you can also sign up for the closed alpha and try the game out early, if you’re lucky enough to be picked.
Did you catch our #Chivalry2 announcement today and now find yourself itching to play?
Be sure to sign up for a chance to participate in our on-going closed alpha: https://t.co/zj3iOsaSIo
— Chivalry 2 (@ChivalryGame) June 10, 2020