Smite is already available on Xbox One, but next week it’s making it official.
Smite will release for Xbox One on August 19, Hi-Rez Studios has announced.
The MOBA has been in open beta for a month, so new players will face some experienced veterans. There is help at hand; Founder’s Pack and Account Merging will remain available through August 31, so if you want to shell out to get a leg up you can do so.
Smite is also available on PC (hence the account merging thing) and has attracted 10 million players total, a fact it celebrated with a Kevin Sorbo voice pack for the Hercules character. Hi-Rez is pushing the eSports side pretty hard, and held a $1 million tournament.
The prevalence of early access, alphas and beta testing has taken some of the excitement out of release dates, hasn’t it? It’s a bit like deciding to get married after ten years of co-habitation, except you don’t get to do a gift registry.