With the popularity of 100 players battling it out on an island, it's only natural that people take the idea. Starting from the "hand made" survival battles of Minecraft, weaving through modded Day Z games, and bringing us to PUBG and Fortnite.
Hi-Rez is taking it a step...further?
So the makers of Smite are giving us yet another clone, Paladins: Battlegrounds. See where I'm going with this?
I bet you don't.
This mode may seem the same, but it's not. The interesting part of this is the fact that you get to be the actual heroes. So instead of starting with nothing, you have what you need. In my head I think this could be cool. It'd be like starting a game of PUBG with Soldier 76.
Unfortunately, I can see this getting stale and not really being competition to the big boys. Plus Paladins is still unbalanced. With the company already pushing out new characters and skins very frequently, the community is wondering how they are going to fix the game when they won't stop focusing on ways to make more money.
Now this comes out. I mean, it's Hi-Rez. They aren't really the biggest company. In order to focus on this new game mode, they now must focus even LESS on the core game.
Don't get me wrong, they're good at making games. Smite is fantastic and if I wasn't up Overwatch's ass, I'd definitely be playing Paladins. I would just hate to see this end up as the next Battleborn.
We'll discuss this on Monday. Share your thoughts below, we'll mention on the show.