Bethesda’s Battlecry Expected to Arrive on Consoles After PC Launch
Shortly before E3 2014, Bethesda announced a new IP which its Battlcry Studios had been working on. The free-to-play multiplayer title, named after the developer studio, BattleCry is set in an alternate reality where gunpowder is banned and conflicts get settled in arenas through medieval weapon combat.
While we weren’t sure about the other platforms of the game, during an interview with Gamespot at E3 2014, Executive Producer Rich Vogel teased that the game would be coming on consoles and most probably on newer consoles like PS4 and Xbox One.
While PC seems to be the main platform for the game, it does have controller support and seems to be all set up for them. Given the way game takes inspiration from console titles like God of War and how a lot of people on the development team have experience with consoles, he feels the game would feel natural on consoles.
So if PC gamers ultimately don’t end up being the exclusive recipients of the game, they shouldn’t be surprised since the developers feel it is the right thing to do.
BattleCry while being developed on CryEngine certainly looks quite different thanks to the art style of Viktor Antonov who has previously worked on Half Life 2 and Dishonored.
A beta version of the game is scheduled to launch in early 2015 for PC and online matches will have up to 32 players in them. Given this recent tease, I wouldn’t be surprised if a beta for console is launched close to the release of the game on PC.