Crytek throws its hat in the MOBA ring with Arena of Fate

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League of Legends and Dota 2 are big business, and the MOBA (that’s Multiplayer Online Battle Arena to you) genre represents a new game development gold rush to match the desperation seen in publishers’ eyes when trying to come up with the next big MMORPG following the success of World of Warcraft.

Everybody wants to make a successful MOBA to claim a piece of the revenue that LoL and Dota 2 are generating, and Crytek has announced its entry to the genre in the form of Arena of Fate.


Primarily known for the Crysis series of first-person shooters and the CryEngine technology, Crytek hasn’t called out Arena of Fate as a MOBA, per se, rather describing it as an “action-packed online multiplayer game” available on PC and consoles “soon.” Watching the below-appearing trailer might convince you towards our way of thinking, though…

Game director Vesselin Handjiev said of the game:

“Imagine Joan of Arc and Robin Hood cooperating to hunt down Little Red Riding Hood – Wouldn’t that be terrific? But besides the game’s iconic heroes, which everyone in the team really loves, we are also challenging ourselves to carefully craft a streamlined player experience that allows for both greater accessibility, and rich, deep, action-packed gameplay.

“We are very excited to meet the first wave of players in the arena this summer, and will be listening carefully to the feedback we receive and making the community’s contribution a key part of our efforts to perfect the fun.”

You can sign up for beta access at the official site over here if you wish, but in the meantime let us know if you currently play any MOBAs, and if so, if you have any room in your life for more.

Arena of Fate – Announcement Teaser

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