Free-to-Play World of Mercenaries Hoping to Make Graphics Cards Sweat
Free-to-play games have a bit of a bad rap for looking like they recently thawed from a block of ice originally formed in the prehistoric late ’90s, but with games like Tribes: Ascend, PlanetSide 2, and now, World of Mercenaries on the way, that’s slowly but surely changing. Admittedly, World of Mercenaries is just a rapid-fire bullet spew of buzzwords right now, but oh what pretty words they are.
City Interactive’s initial announcement describes the game as a “skill based competitive FPS with stunning graphics, fluid controls, customizable weapons, and focus on teamwork as a core element for player progression.” Most cook books will tell you that those are, of course, the things dreams are made of. This bit from executive producer Bogdan Oprescu is also pretty promising:
“Our veteran team is comprised of some of the most devoted FPS fans in the world and we’re excited to use our knowledge and experience to fuse the best elements of previously released games in the genre with new and exciting advancements. Our closed beta program will be an integral part of the development process for World of Mercenaries, as it is our goal to deliver a game made by, for and with FPS fans. We are shaping the future of competitive FPS, and are fully confident it will be achieved with the enthusiasm and help of our beta testers.”
Registration for said beta kicks off in a mere seven days, so prepare your steady, unfaltering aim and war-calloused hands to type your name in a box. No one ever said the life of a mercenary was easy.
So now we’ve got entire worlds dedicated to Warcraft, tanks, warplanes, and mercenaries. Which is great — don’t get me wrong — but how about something a bit less… fatal? Why not corgis? While other Worlds melt faces, this one could melt hearts. Developers, the (figurative!) money’s on the table. Do with it as you will.
Closed beta registration coming to our World of Normal People next week.
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