Heroes of Newerth developer S2 Games has announced Strife, its latest MOBA.
According to the developer, Strife’s “approach is simple”: rich, community-driven gameplay paired with mechanics that make teamwork easy, rewarding and satisfying for all.
“S2 Games has been in the MOBA market from its inception,” said Marc DeForest, CEO. “Since then, we’ve learned a great deal about this maturing genre through a wide range of analytical studies and experience.
“For Strife, we want to take MOBAs to the next level, utilizing our resources to blend the processes of game development and player engagement to create a more enjoyable experience that grows the community and evolves the idea of what MOBAs can be.”
Strife is built around the idea of “a collective, contributing community,” and creating connected multiplayer experience that “incentivizes cooperation,” and providing the community with in-client social systems and rewards for team collaboration – not simply fro landing thhighest on a leaderboard.
It also employs design elements that ‘instruct and inform, providing immediate feedback for genre newcomers and veterans alike.’
For those worried about Heroes of Newerth: don’t. DeForest told Polygon the team will continue to operate HoN “for what we expect to be years to come.”
“We’re still on a growth pattern,” he said. “We’re going to be launching in China in December of this year. It’s important to know that while we expect these two games to compete, that game is not going anywhere.”
Strife will be available this winter and you can have a look at the game in screenshots and trailer form below.